Forestry Major (B.S.F.)

http://colsa.unh.edu/nren/forestry/forestry-bs

Forestry education at UNH focuses on sustainable management of forests for biodiversity, productivity, and health, based on a multidisciplinary approach.

The program's goals are to provide a sound professional preparation, a broad general education, and the flexibility to cultivate special abilities and interests, leading to a bachelor of science forestry degree (B.S.F.), accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Forestry graduates help answer major environmental challenges involving climate change, sustainable development and resource management, and biodiversity protection. They work to protect and restore forest ecosystems, assure a sustainable supply of forest products, provide wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities, and care for soil and water resources.

Requirements
BIOL 528Applied Biostatistics I4
Select one of the following:4
Calculus for Life Sciences
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
NR 415Natural Resources Field Methods2
NR 425Field Dendrology4
NR 433Wildlife Ecology4
BIOL 409Introductory Botany4
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
or CHEM 411 Introductory Chemistry for Life Sciences
EREC 411Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives4
or ECON 402 Principles of Economics (Micro)
NR 501Studio Soils4
NR 504Freshwater Resources4
NR 506Forest Entomology4
NR 527Forest Ecology4
NR 600Work Experience0
CMN 500Public Speaking4
or THDA 522 Storytelling, Story Theatre, and Involvement Dramatics
NR 602Natural Resources and Environmental Policy4
NR 643Economics of Forestry4
NR 658Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
FORT 579Forest Fire Control and Use2
NR 502Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change4
NR 729Silviculture4
NR 757Remote Sensing of the Environment4
NR 782Forest Health in a Changing World4
or SAFS 651 Plant Pathology
NR 745Forest Management4
NR 749Forest Inventory and Modeling4
RMP 711Recreation Resource Management4
Oral Communications Skills Course
Total Credits92

All forestry majors must satisfy the B.S.F. requirements and all Discovery Program requirements. Students must satisfy the Inquiry requirement of the Discovery Program by completing an Inquiry or Inquiry-attribute course. Seniors must also satisfy the capstone experience requirement of the Discovery Program. The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning. The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course (NR 745 Forest Management), created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, and other special student activity). Departments are responsible for certifying that graduating seniors have met the capstone requirement for their majors.

Freshman Year
BIOL 528Applied Biostatistics I4
ENGL 401First-Year Writing4
Select one of the following:
Calculus for Life Sciences
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
NR 415Natural Resources Field Methods2
NR 425Field Dendrology4
NR 433Wildlife Ecology4
BIOL 409Introductory Botany4
Discovery elective (FPA, HP, HUM, or WC)
Sophomore Year
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
EREC 411Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives (Micro)4
or ECON 402 Principles of Economics (Micro)
NR 501Studio Soils4
NR 504Freshwater Resources4
NR 506Forest Entomology4
NR 527Forest Ecology4
NR 600Work Experience0
Oral Communications Skills Course
Discovery elective (FPA, HP, HUM, or WC)
Junior Year
NR 602Natural Resources and Environmental Policy4
NR 643Economics of Forestry4
NR 658Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
FORT 579Forest Fire Control and Use2
NR 502Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change4
NR 729Silviculture4
NR 757Remote Sensing of the Environment4
NR 782Forest Health in a Changing World4
or SAFS 651 Plant Pathology
Discovery elective (FPA, HP, HUM, or WC)
Senior Year
NR 745Forest Management4
NR 749Forest Inventory and Modeling4
RMP 711Recreation Resource Management4
Discovery elective (FPA, HP, HUM, or WC)

All forestry majors must satisfy the B.S.F. requirements and all Discovery Program requirements. Students must satisfy the Inquiry requirement of the Discovery Program by completing an Inquiry or Inquiry-attribute course. Seniors must also satisfy the capstone experience requirement of the Discovery Program. The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning. The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course (NR 745 Forest Management), created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, and other special student activity). Departments are responsible for certifying that graduating seniors have met the capstone requirement for their majors.

Students interested in the forestry program may consult with the program coordinator, Mark Ducey, (603) 862-4429.