2017-2018 Catalog

Forestry: Wildland Fire Emphasis, Bachelor of Science

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Science degree will prepare the student to enter graduate school and also provides the student with the credentials to seek employment as a professional forester.

Requirements

A student must receive a “C” or better in all required courses while maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.0 to graduate. Students transferring into the program after completing an ­Associate of Science from another college may substitute equivalent courses within the first two years of the degree plan. These students must have completed all basic math and science courses. New and transferring students should consult with an advisor to plan a program to meet their specific goals and requirements for this program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Forestry, a student, will, in addition to the goals listed for the A.S. in Forestry, be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad-based theoretical and technical knowledge of forestry sciences or wildland fire sciences.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and a knowledge base of the role of forestry in tribal life, and develop an approach to forest research and management or wildland fire research and management that honors a tribe’s cultural values.
  • Understand the economic and political systems of tribal governments and those agencies that interact with tribes.
  • Apply techniques in communication that build support among tribal and non-tribal members for strong and sustainable forest and wildland fire management policies.
  • Complete an individual research problem related to a forestry or wildland fire management issue.

Curriculum

Fall (Third Year)

FORS310Forest Ecology

3

HYDR101Introduction to Hydrology

3

NATR319Introduction to Soil Science

3

NATR320Introduction to Soil Science Lab

1

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Policy Law or Tribal Governance

3

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Upper Division Natural Resources

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Elective (Policy, Law, or Tribal Governance) - Choose from one of the following:

BUMG 455NASD 307NASD 320NASD 321NASD 323NASD 341NASD 413, NASD 443, NASD 445, NASD 471HYDR 422LFSC 310, NATR 390

Winter (Third Year)

NASD210Introduction to Indigenous Science

3

WILD202Introduction to Fisheries/Wildlife

3

NATR342Environmental Adaptation of Plants

3

FORS341Wildland Fire Management: Fire Suppression

3

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring (Third Year)

FORS342Wildland Fuels Management

3

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

MATH109Trigonometry

3

NATR375Research And Thesis Seminar

1

SPCH360Professional Presentation Skills

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall (Fourth Year)

ECON410Economic Development on Indian Reservations

3

NATR413Wildland Recreation Management

3

FORS442Fire Behavior and Meteorology

3

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Upper Division Natural Resources

3

ELECTIVENASL Elective I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter (Fourth Year)

FORS420Fire Ecology

3

NATR440NEPA Process

3

NATR460Restoration Ecology

3

NATR465Senior Research and Thesis Development

2

NATR441Conservation Biology

3

ELECTIVENASL Elective II

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring (Fourth Year)

FORS443Fire, Fuels & Vegetation Modeling

3

SVLN450Service to the Environment II

1

FORS430Issues in Tribal Forest Management

3

NATR495Senior Thesis

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 92

Total Credit Hours: 186

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