Login to myLSU Baton Rouge, Louisiana |
RNR Academics

Ecological Restoration

B.S. NREM: Area of Concentration

NUMBER OF HOURS: 128

The Ecological Restoration area of concentration builds on this foundation for students planning a career with state, federal, or private entities in environmental and ecological monitoring, ecological restoration, or remediation work. Interest in the restoration of ecosystems disturbed by anthropogenic and natural causes is increasing. Course work follows recommendations of the Society for Ecological Restoration including knowledge of plant and animal taxonomy, geographic information systems, and wetlands. Many students in this area of concentration will pursue advanced degrees prior to employment.

The Ecological Restoration area of concentration meets the standards for accreditation under Society of American Foresters' (SAF) new program called Natural Resource and Ecosystem Management.

Accreditation is a mark of academic quality, a demonstration of accountability, and a promise of continued planning for the future.

The Society of American Foresters established the standards for accrediting natural resource and ecosystem management programs in 2014 to create educational criteria that train resource professional in the art and science of sustaining ecosystem composition, structure, and function that satisfy long-term objectives. RNR’s long history of accreditation reflects the School’s ability to identify and respond to the evolving needs of society from its natural resources.

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATION

  • Complete English 1001 and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
  • Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
  • Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001.

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

Theis curriculum shows how one may complete the curriculum in 4 years. CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS must be met by the indicated semester to be considered making minimal progress in their degree program.

  • SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021
  • SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022/MATH 1431
  • SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201
  • SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010/1071; BIOL 1201
  • SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101/2001

***RNR classes listed below are linked to the Course Description page, and will give more specifics about each class.

NOTE:
This page is offered as an aid for planning a course of study. The LSU General Catalog contains the official requirements for graduation. See the requirements for your program and catalog year for the specifics of the progress through your program. This page is updated for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Curriculum

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

YEAR 1
Courses Hours Prerequisites
AGRI 1001 (F) - Intro to Agriculture
1
1st semester students only
ENGL 1001 (F, S) - English Composition
3
 
MATH 1021 (F, S) - College Algebra
3
ACT of 23 or higher or CHEM 1201
BIOL 1201 (F, S) - Bio. I for Science Majors
3
Credit or enrollment in BIOL 1201
BIOL 1208 (F, S) - Bio. Lab I for Science Majors
1
 
RNR 1010 (F, S) - Intro to NREM, or
RNR 1071 (F, S) - HONORS
4
 
CHEM 1201 (F, S) - Gen Chem. I
3
MATH 1022,1023,1431,1550,1551, or placement credit
MATH 1431 (F, S) -Business Calculus, or
MATH 1550 (F, S) - Analytic Geometry and Calculus
3
5
MATH 1021 or MATH 1022
BIOL 1202 (F, S) - Bio II for Science Majors
3
BIOL 1201
BIOL 1209 (F, S) - Bio Lab II
1
BIOL 1201, BIOL 1208
Gen. Ed. Course - Arts
3
 
Gen. Ed. Course - Humanities
3
 

YEAR 2
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 2039 (F, S) - Intro. to RNR Policy, or
RNR 2071 (F, S) - HONORS
3/4
“C” or better in RNR 1010,
“C” or better in BIOL 1202
CHEM 1202 (F, S) - Gen. Chem. II
3
CHEM 1201 or 1421
RNR 2101 (F, S) -Ecology of RNR, or
RNR 2070 (F, S) - HONORS
3/4
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and
RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 2001 (F) – Dendrology, or
2
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 4020 (S) - Wetland Plants, or
4
BIOL 1202, 1209, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4041 (S) - Plant Taxonomy
2
BIOL 1202, 1209, 60 earned credits
ENGL 2000 (F, S) - English Composition
3
ENGL 1001 or placement credit, 39 earned credits
CMST 2060(F, S) - Public Speaking
3
 
SOCL 2001 (F, S) - Introductory Sociology, or
POLI 2051 (F, S) - American Government
3
 
Area of Concentration Course
9
 
Free Elective
2
 

YEAR 3
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
AGEC 2003 (F, S) - Ag. Economics, or
ECON 2030 (F, S) - Economic Principles, or
POLI 1001 (F, S) - Issues of Politics, or
POLI 2053 (F, S) - Comparative Politics, or
POLI 2057 (F, S) - International Politics
3
 
EXST 2201 (F, S) - Intro. To Statistics
4
MATH 1021 or equivalent
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
3
 
Area of Concentration Course
7
 
Free Elective
14
 

YEAR 4
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 4101 (F,S) - CAPSTONE: Natural Resources Management, Policy and Human Dimensions
4
Senior status, RNR 2039 or 2071, RNR 3004
Area of Concentration Course
26
 
Free Elective
2
 


Ecological Restoration Concentration Courses
Required Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
CHEM 2060 (F, S) - Organic Chem. Survey, or
3
CHEM 1202 or 1422
CHEM 2261 (F, S) - Organic Chem. I, or
3
CHEM 1202 or 1422
PHYS 2001 (F, S) - General Physics
3
MATH 1022 or 1023 or 1550 or 1551
BIOL 4015 (F, S) - Conservation Biology, or
4
11 hrs biological sciences, genetics recommended, 60 earned credits
RNR 4015 (F, S) - Conservation Biology
4
11 hrs biological sciences, genetics recommended, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4017 (F, S)- Lab in Conservation Biology
2
BIOL 4015 or RNR 4015 or equivalent,
60 earned credits
EMS/ENVS 4010 - Applied Ecology
Currently inactive
OCS 4565 (F)- Restoration Ecology
 
RNR 4038 (S)- Forest Resource Economics
3
ECON 2030 or AGEC 2003, 60 earned credits
RNR 4103 (S)- Conservation Genetics
3
BIOL 1201 and 1202, 60 earned credits
RNR 4107 (F, S) - Human Dimensions
3
RNR 2039 or 2072, 6 hrs social science gen. ed. Electives, 60 earned credits

Select 1 course from the following
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 4023 (S)- Marine Fishes Resources
3
60 earned credits
RNR 4040 (F)- Fisheries Management
3
60 earned credits

Select 16 hours from the following
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
AGRO 3040 (S) - Soil Conservation
2
AGRO 2051, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4041 (S) - Plant Taxonomy
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4055 (F) - Flora of the Central Gulf Coast
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4141 (F) - Mammalogy
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4142 (S) - Ornithology
4
BIOL 2153 or RNR 4103, permission,
60 earned credits
BIOL 4146 (S) - Herpetology
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits
GEOG 2050 (F, S) - Physical Geography: The Atmosphere
3
 
GEOL 1001 (F, S) - General Geology: Physical
3
 
ENVS 4477 (F) - Enviro. Toxicology Intro and Application
3
6hrs chemistry, 6hrs life sciences, permission, 60 earned credits
OCS 4165 (S) - Environmental Chemistry of Wetlands
3
CHEM 2060 or equivalent, 60 earned credits
OCS 4560 (F) - Wetland Loss, Restoration, and Mgmt.
3
2 course sequences in science above 2000 level,
60 earned credits
RNR 2003 (S) - Trees and Woody Plants of East and West US
1
RNR 2001
RNR 2031 (F, S) - Principles of Wildlife Management, or
3
RNR 2101 or 2070
RNR 2072 - HONORS
3
RNR 2070
RNR 3005 (Intersession) - Field Studies in Wildlife Habitat Mgmt.
2
RNR 2001, 60 earned credits
RNR 3018 (S) - Ecology and Mgmt. of Southeastern Wildlife
4
RNR 2031 or 2072, 60 earned credits
RNR 3106 (S) - Timber Harvesting
2
60 earned credits (CAMP SEQUENCE Fall prior to camp)
RNR 3108 (S) - Case Studies in Habitat Restoration
2
RNR 2101 or 2070, 60 earned credits
RNR 4001 (F) - Silviculture Lab
1
RNR 3002, 60 earned credits
RNR 4011 (F) - Wildlife Management Techniques
4
RNR 2031 or 2072, EXST 2201, RNR 3018, 60 earned credits
RNR 4013 (F) - Ecology and Mgmt. of Wetland Wildlife
4
60 earned credits
RNR 4032 (S) - Forest Fire Protection and Use
2
60 earned credits (CAMP SEQUENCE 1st 8 weeks)
RNR 4033 (F) - Silviculture and Mgmt. of Hardwoods
4
RNR 3002, 60 earned credits
RNR 4150 (F) - Forest Hydrology and Soils
3
AGRO 2051, 60 earned credits
RNR 4900 (S) - Watershed Hydrology
3
An introductory stats course, 60 earned credits


F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

revised: 07-Feb-2019 7:05