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Forest Resources Management

B.S. NREM: Area of Concentration

NUMBER OF HOURS: 128

The area of concentration in Forest Resources Management is intended for students primarily interested in managing forests as a sustainable natural resource. It is designed to provide students with an appreciation of numerous aspects of forest resource management including timber and non-timber resources and prepare them for employment with public and private entities in forest resource management.

The Forest Resources Management 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

This 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) - Gen Chem. 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.- Social Sciences
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
RNR 2070
CHEM 1202 (F,S) - Gen. Chem. II
3
CHEM 1201 or 1421
RNR 2101 (F,S) -Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources, 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
CMST 2060 (F,S) - Public Speaking
3
 
RNR 2001 (F) - 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
11
 

Year 3
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 2102 - Measurements and GIS
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209, and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 3002 (S) - Silviculture
2
RNR 2101, 60 earned credits
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
3
 
Free Electives
7
 
Area of Concentration Courses
17
 

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, or
3
intro to stats course, 60 earned credits
RNR 4150 (F) - Forest Hydrology and Soils
3
AGRO 2051, 60 earned credits
Area of Concentration Course
15
 
Free Elective
8
 

Forest Resource Management Concentration Courses
Required Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
AGRO 2051 (F, S) - Soil Science
4
 
CHEM 1212- Chem. Lab
2
CHEM 1002, 1202, or 1422
ENTM 4018 (F) - Forest Insects and Diseases, or
4
BIOL 1201, 1208, 60 earned credits
PLHL 4018 (F) - Forest Insects and Diseases
4
BIOL 1201, 1208, 60 earned credits
PHIL 2020 (F) - Ethics
3
 
RNR 2003 - Trees and Woody Plants of East and West US (currently inactive)
1
RNR 2001
RNR 3004 (F, S) - Photgrammetry, GPS, and GIS
3
 
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 3103 (S) - Forest Biometrics
2
RNR 2102, EXST 2201, MATH 1431, 60 earned credits (CAMP SEQUENCE - 1st 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

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

revised: 07-Feb-2019 7:05