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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Forestry, Forest Management Concentration (BSF)


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Forestry Curriculum (BSF)


Forestry is an incorporative profession that draws from the biological, physical, social and managerial sciences. The degree offers a strong background in the understanding of the complexities of forest resources and the interactions between biological, economic, and social demands placed on them. The 120 semester credit hour Forestry program contains a professional core of 65 credit hours of forestry and related natural resource courses, including 8 credit hours of Geographic Information Science. The concentrations consist of 16 credit hours of either forest management or wildlife habitat management related natural resources courses.

The Bachelor of Science in Forestry is a professional program that emphasizes the biological and managerial skills needed to ensure the sustainability of the many renewable forest and wildlife resources on which society depends. Successful completion of the curriculum will provide competency in the areas of basic science; forest biology, ecosystem processes, structure and function; timber inventory and growth; soil formation, properties and classification; site productivity; silvicultural principles of stand structure and composition; regeneration and intermediate operations; resource protection; decision making and problem solving; communications and many other activities carried out in the production and management of forest and wildlife resources.

Graduates of the Forestry program will find employment as professional foresters or wildlife managers in private forest industries and organizations; forestry and environmental consulting firms; public agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service; state and local government natural resource agencies, and many others. Graduates are also qualified for employment as research technicians in government, university and private laboratories, or may continue their education through specialized degrees at universities across the country.

Freshman Year


English (GER)


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 27 SCH


Sophomore Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy,  Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


  • BISC 132: Biological Diversity 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • BISC 133: Biological Diversity Laboratory 1 Semester Credit Hours
  • and

  • Select one Natural Sciences (GER) - Physical Science course from the following disciplines:  Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Elective


Total: 36 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy,  Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Select one Social/Behavioral Sciences course from the following disciplines:

  • Social Sciences - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Political Science
  • Behavioral Sciences - Psychology, or Sociology
  • NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 27 SCH


Senior Year


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Select one Social/Behavioral Sciences course from the following disciplines:

  • Social Sciences - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Political Science
  • Behavioral Sciences - Psychology, or Sociology
  • NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


*Forest Management Concentration (16 Semester Hours)


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