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Forest Enterprise

B.S. NREM: Area of Concentration

NUMBER OF HOURS: 128

The Forest Enterprise area of concentration provides skills and theory to students planning to work in forestry consulting/engineering firms and the timber and wood products industry. Considerable forestry and timber production currently occurs on private lands and involves contracting among various harvesting, processing, and land management entities. Additionally, non-timber revenues, including wildlife leases and mitigative credits and incentive programs, require different experiences of students than traditional management. Knowledge of legal precedents, business planning, contracting, and ethical best management practices is in demand among environmental consulting/engineering firms and the timber and wood products industry.

The Forest Enterprise area of concentration meets the standards for accreditation under Society of American Foresters' (SAF) traditional Forestry program.

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

The forestry program in RNR has been continuously accredited by SAF since 1936, the first year SAF started its 81-year-old accreditation program. 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.


***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 Ag.
1
1st semester students only
ENGL 1001 (F,S) - English Composition
3
 
MATH 1021(F,S) - College Algebra
3
 
BIOL 1201 (F,S) - Biology I for Science Majors
3
ACT of 23 or higher or CHEM 1201
BIOL 1208 (F,S) - Biology Lab I for Science Majors
1
Credit or enrollment in BIOL 1201
RNR 1010 (F,S) - Intro to NREM, or
RNR 1071 (F,S) - HONORS
4
 
CHEM 1201 (F,S) - General Chemistry I
3
MATH 1022, 1023, 1431, 1550, 1551, or placement credit
MATH 1431 (F,S) -Business Calculus, or
3
MATH 1021 or MATH 1022
MATH 1550 (F,S) - Analytical Geometry. and Calculus
5
Appropriate ALEKS score
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.- Arts
3
 
Gen. Ed.- Appropriate ALEKS score
3
 

Year 2
Courses Hours Prerequisites
RNR 2039 (F,S) - Introduction to RNR Policy. or
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 2071 (F,S) - HONORS
4
 
CHEM 1202 (F,S) - Gen. Chem. II
3
CHEM 1201 or 1421
RNR 2101 (F,S) -Ecology of RNR, or
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 2070 (F,S) - HONORS
4
BIOL 1503, RNR 1071
AGEC 2003 (F,S) - Ag. Economics
3
 
ENGL 2000(F,S) - English Composition
3
ENGL 1001 or placement credit, 39 earned credits
RNR 2001 (F,S) - Dendrology
2
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
EXST 2201 (F,S) - Introduction To Statistics
4
MATH 1021 or equivalent
Area of Concentration Course
9
 

Year 3
Courses Hours Prerequisites
RNR 2102 (F,S) - Measurements and GIS
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
6
 
Area of Concentration Course
20
 
Free Elective
4
 

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
RNR 4900 (S) - Watershed Hydrology
3
Intro to Statistics course, 60 earned credits
Area of Concentration Course
18
 
Free Elective
6
 

Forest Enterprise Concentration Courses
Courses Hours Prerequisites
ACCT 2001 (F, S) - Financial Accounting Introduction
3
 
BLAW 3201 (F, S) - Business Law
3
60 earned credits
CHEM 1212 - Chem. Lab
2
CHEM 1002, 1202, or 1422
MGT 3200 (F, S) - Principles of Management
3
60 earned credits
RNR 2003 (S) - Trees and Woody Plants of East and West US (currently inactive)
1
RNR 2001
RNR 2043 - Wood Science and Forest Product (currently inactive)
3
 
RNR 3002 (F) - Silviculture
2
RNR 2101
RNR 3034 (S) - Field Studies in Dendrology
1
RNR 2001, 60 earned credits
(CAMP SEQUENCE - 2nd 8 weeks)
RNR 3036 (S) - Field Studies in Mensuration
2
RNR 3103, 60 earned credits
(CAMP SEQUENCE - 2nd 8 weeks)
RNR 3037 (S) - Field Studies in Silviculture
1
RNR 2001, 3002, and 3103, 60 earned credits (CAMP SEQUENCE - 2nd 8 weeks)
RNR 3040 (S) - Silviculture Prescriptions
1
RNR 3002 and 3103, 60 earned credits
(CAMP SEQUENCE - 2nd 8 weeks)
RNR 3041 (S) - Field Studies in Forested Wetlands
1
60 earned credits
(CAMP SEQUENCE - 2nd 8 weeks)
RNR 3105 (F) - Forest Biology
2
RNR 2101 or 2070, 60 earned credits
(CAMP SEQUENCE - 2nd 8 weeks)
RNR 4001 (F) - Silviculture Lab
1
RNR 3002, 60 earned credits
RNR 4036 (F) - Forest Management
4
ECON 2030 or AGEC 2003 or equivalent, RNR 3036, RNR 3037, RNR 3040, 60 earned credits
RNR 4038 (S) - Forest Resource Economics
3
ECON 2030 or AGEC 2003 or equivalent, 60 earned credits


Select 12 hours from the following
Courses Hours Prerequisites
AGEC 3003 (F) - Economic Analysis in Ag. Business
3
AGEC 2003 and ECON 2030 OR ECON 2000 and ECON 2010, MATH 1431 or 1550, 60 earned credits
AGEC 3413 (F) - Ag. Business Management Decisions
3
AGEC 2003 and ECON 2030 OR ECON 2000 and ECON 2010, 60 earned credits
AGEC 4403 (F) - Agricultural Finance
3
ACCT 2000 OR ACCT 2001, AGEC 2003 and ECON 2030 OR ECON 2000 and ECON 2010, 60 earned credits
AGEC 4443 (F) - Farm and Rural Land Appraisal
3
AGEC 2003 or equivalent, 60 earned credits
FIN 3352 (F) - Real Estate Valuation and Investment
3
FIN 3351, 3715, 3716, or equivalent, 60 earned credits
FIN 3353 (F, S) - Real Estate Finance
3
FIN 3351, 3715, 3716, or equivalent, 60 earned credits
FIN 3440 (F, S) - Risk and Insurance
3
BLAW 3201, 60 earned credits
RNR 4107 (F,S)- Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
3
RNR 2039 or 2072, 6 hrs Social Science Gen. Ed. Electives, 60 earned credits

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

revised: 07-Feb-2019 7:05