The Forestry major provides students with an education in ecologically responsible forestry, emphasizing the complex landscapes of the northeastern United States. Students develop their abilities to coordinate and manage all aspects of sustainable forestry through an education that combines a strong foundation in natural and social sciences with hands-on field-based classes, internships, research experiences, and forest management projects. The curriculum is integrative, technologically current, and science-based.
Students supplement a core of required forestry and related courses with a student-proposed, faculty-approved area of concentration1 such as forest ecosystem health, forest ecology, consulting forestry, public forest administration, or international development.
The concentration represents at least twelve credits and can be fulfilled by a self-designed sequence of course work2, an appropriate university minor, or a natural resource oriented study abroad experience.
A total of 124 credits is required for the degree.
|PBIO 004||Intro to Botany||4-8|
|or BIOL 001|
& BIOL 002
| Principles of Biology|
and Principles of Biology
|CHEM 023||Outline of General Chemistry||4|
|MATH 018||Basic Mathematics 3||3|
|NR 140||Applied Environ Statistics 3||4|
|FOR 195||Special Topics (Nat Res Ecol and Assessment 1)||4|
|FOR 195||Special Topics (Nat Res Ecol and Assessment 2)||4|
|PSS 161||SU:Fundmntls of Soil Science||4|
|A course in economics or ecological economics|
|NR 143||Intro to Geog Info Systems||3|
|FOR 122||Forest Ecosystem Analysis 4||4|
|FOR 223||Multi-Resource Silviculture||4|
|FOR 235||Forest Ecosystem Health||4|
|FOR 182||Advanced Forestry Seminar||1|
|FOR 272||SU:Sustain Mgmt Forest Ecosys||4|
|FOR 295||Advanced Special Topics (Management of Forest Woodlots)||3|
|Twelve additional credits in the area of concentration||12|
The student-proposed concentration must be endorsed by the student’s advisor and approved by the Forestry faculty prior to the last three semesters of study.
The self-designed sequence of course work for the student's concentration should be at least nine credits at the 100-level or higher.
The field intensive course, FOR 122, is offered only during the summer session.