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Forestry: Urban and Community Forestry Option, BS

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This major is administered by the Forestry  Discipline.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Forestry: Urban and Community Forestry Option you will be able to:  

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of forest ecology and biology by:
  1. identifying tree species and associated basic silvics of Lake States tree species, and
  2. applying basic principles of forest ecology
  1. Complete forest measurement activities common to professional foresters by:
  1. interpreting maps and legal descriptions, and
  2. identifying data collection methods and analyses appropriate to specific situations
  1. Develop sound forest management strategies by:
  1. proposing silviculturally sound techniques to manage forests, and
  2. using principles of forest finance and financial calculations within the forest decision-making context  
  1. Complete and present a forestry capstone project by: 
  1. preparing and presenting (written and orally) a sound, option-specific management plan that demonstrate a broad understanding of vegetation management policies and practices in urban areas; and 
  2. demonstrating the ability to write and speak in a professional, technically competent manner 
  1. Develop confidence in the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform as a professional in your chosen option within the Forestry Program

Consists of a minimum of 104 credits, plus 16 credits from general education courses not embedded within the major.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.


Forestry Core, 58-59 credits

Forestry Internship or Employment

One summer of adviser-approved forestry internship or employment.

Urban and Community Forestry option, 47 credits

Natural Science

Career Pathway Courses, 5-6 credits

Choose from:

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