Curriculum in Forestry
The objectives of the forestry curriculum are to provide: 1) the fundamental knowledge regarding the resources that professional foresters typically manage and the multiple uses, sustaining, and conservation of those resources; 2) a general education integrating physical, social and biological sciences to prepare the forester for the role as steward of public and private forest resources; and 3) training and skills needed for initial forestry employment, as well as for advancement to higher levels of managerial responsibility. The forestry degree is appropriate for students who seek employment in any aspect of forest resource management, from forest industry lands where timber production is typically the primary objective, to private non-industrial properties where multiple use predominates, to public lands where recreation or environmental protection is often paramount. The curriculum emphasizes biological, ecological, environmental, social, economic, and ethical considerations in forest management.
The required courses in the professional forestry curriculum (FORB, see below) are designed to be taken in sequence and as a block. The work is integrated among courses in each semester and between semesters. Students must pay careful attention to the pre-requisites of the junior and senior year courses, which are strictly enforced by the school, to ensure successful completion of the forestry program.
|BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology|
& BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
|4||BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology|
& BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|FOWS 1010 Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources||1||History or Social Science1, 2||3|
|History1, 2||3||STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences||3|
|History or Social Science1, 2||3|
|CHEM 1010 Survey of Chemistry I||3||ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|CHEM 1011 Survey of Chemistry I Laboratory||1||CHEM 1020 Survey of Chemistry II||3|
|Literature1, 2||3||CHEM 1021 Survey of Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|Humanities||3||Humanities or Literature1, 2||3|
|Fine Arts||3||FORY 5470 GIS Applications in Natural Resources||2|
|Social Science1||3||FOWS 2010 Environmental Interpretation||3|
|Total Hours: 58|
Courses in bold type above are required for admission to Forestry (FORB) curriculum.
Curriculum in Professional Forestry (FORB)
|The Forestry Summer Practicum is held at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center near Andalusia, Alabama.|
|FORY 3010 Forest Soils||1|
|FORY 3020 Forest Biology||2|
|FOEN 3040 Forest Surveying||2|
|FORY 3050 Field Mensuration||3|
|FOPR 3390 Introduction to Wood Science and Forest Products||3||FOEN 5700 Harvesting||3|
|FORY 3100 Dendrology||3||FORY 4190 Forest Measurements II||3|
|FORY 3180 Forest Measurements I||3||FORY 4230 Forest Ecology||3|
|FORY 3200 Forest Tree Physiology||3||FORY 5400 Forest Economics||3|
|Restricted Electives||3||Restricted Electives||3|
|Restricted Electives||3||Restricted Electives||6|
|FORY 5150 Forest Health||3||FOEN 3000 Introduction to Forestry Operations||1|
|FORY 5151 Forest Health Laboratory||1||FORY 4980 Senior Capstone Project||4|
|FORY 5230 Silviculture||4||FOWS 5270 Natural Resource Policy||3|
|FORY 5410 Forest Management and Administration||3||UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Total Hours: 66|
Courses in bold type above are components of the Forestry major.
SLO9 must be completed in one of the Humanities, Social Science, or History core courses.
Student must complete a sequence in either Literature or History.
3 hours must be completed from each of the 5 categories of restricted electives.
TOTAL HOURS - 124
Restricted Electives are listed at this location => Click Here.