Sep 23, 2023
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:
- Demonstrate broad knowledge of forest ecology and biology by:
- identifying tree species and associated basic silvics of Lake States tree species, and
- applying basic principles of forest ecology
- Complete forest measurement activities common to professional foresters by:
- interpreting maps and legal descriptions, and
- identifying data collection methods and analyses appropriate to specific situations
- Develop sound forest management strategies by:
- proposing silviculturally sound techniques to manage forests, and
- using principles of forest finance and financial calculations within the forest decision-making context
- Complete and present a forestry capstone project by:
- 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
- demonstrating the ability to write and speak in a professional, technically competent manner
- 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 and Natural Resources
Field Techniques in Natural Resources, 7-8 credits
Take all of the following:
Forestry Internship or Employment
One summer of adviser-approved forestry internship or employment.
Urban and Community Forestry option, 47 credits
Career Pathway Courses, 5-6 credits