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Change Undergraduate Major
Natural Resources - BS, CRED, HBS

Status: Approved

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1. Review - College Approver - Forestry

Approved by Randall Rosenberger Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm, January 25, 2018 2:14pm

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, February 8, 2018 2:56pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) February 8, 2018 2:56pm
SUMMARY: This CHANGE proposal seeks to update the requirements for the Undergraduate Major.

CIP 030201 has been added to the proposal.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining the effective date of Category II proposals. The determination is made based upon the ability to complete the request prior to the registration dates for the effective term being proposed.

3. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Ryan Contreras Associate Professor / Horticulture, February 8, 2018 3:46pm

4. Review - CC Rep - Forestry

Approved by John Bailey Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt, February 15, 2018 11:04am

5. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, February 23, 2018 11:54am

6. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, February 26, 2018 3:12pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) February 26, 2018 3:12pm
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

7. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Office of the Registrar, February 26, 2018 3:57pm

Proposal

Proposal ID: 102247
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: January 24, 2018 8:42am
Approval Date: February 26, 2018 3:57pm
Effective Term: Summer 2018
Justification:
The Natural Resources program completed a ten year external program review in the spring of 2016. Subsequently a curriculum committee was formed which reviewed the structure and content of the curriculum in response to the external review. The goals were to reduce the number of required credits in the major, be more transfer student friendly, include more courses that can double count in the Baccalaureate core, and add courses that all students take in common to encourage a sense of community. Our goal was also to clearly convey to students the nature and breadth of areas of study that constitute the Natural Resources major and the interdisciplinary resource management focus of the major.

Key changes include the following:
The “NR Core” and “NR Breadth” were eliminated and reorganized into blocks of major areas of studies. “FES 485 Consensus and Natural Resources” was added as an additional required class that all students will take.

The Measurements requirement (formerly in the “NR Core”) was moved to become a requirement within each specialty option to insure that students were taking a course that was appropriate for the focus of their specialty option.

Other requirements from the former “NR Core” and “NR Breadth” were eliminated or combined into new groupings in order to eliminate redundancy and reduce required credits. Courses were removed, added or reorganized as appropriate.
Comments:
Response to liaison Denise Lach: Thanks for that great suggestion Denise. We have edited to include the focus on Social Science in the program description.

Response to liaison John Sessions (John has also been contacted directly):
The measurements requirements in the individual option descriptions are as follows:
Conservation Law Enforcement - FW 255 or FW/VMB 328
Ecological Restoration - BI 375 or BOT 440 or NR 325 or RNG 441
Fish and Wildlife Conservation - BI 373 or BI 375 or FW 255 or FW 493 or NR 325 or RNG 441
Forest Ecosystems - BI 375 or BOT 440 or FOR 321
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources - FES 422
Integrated Conservation Analysis -NR 325
Landscape Analysis - FE 208
Natural Resource Education - FES 430
Policy and Management - FES 422 or PS 300
Urban Forest Landscapes - BOT 440
Wildland Fire Ecology - BOT 440 or FW 255 or GEOG 360
All of the College of Forestry courses are currently listed in the Natural Resources major requirements. Moving them to the option requirements is intended to ensure that students take the courses that are most applicable to their program but should not have any noticeable effect on how many NR students take each course.

Response to liaison Jennifer Alix-Garcia: Thanks for the input Jennifer! We advise students to take ECON 201 or AEC 250 for the prerequisite for Resource Economics in our initial advising appointments. This advice is also included in our student advising guide and in our transfer guides for students coming from Oregon Community colleges. Our student population has a majority of transfer students and a large percentage already have Microeconomics before they come to OSU.

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Julie Barlow Administrative Program Assist College of Forestry Adm

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Terina Mc Lachlain Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad Forest Ecosyst & Society

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Jennifer Alix-Garcia - Department Head / Applied Economics
This looks good to me, although the advisor should make sure to note that the listed AEC classes do have prereqs.
(Responded on Jan 9, 2018)
Responded Yes
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Susan Bernardin - Director - SLCS / Liberal Arts Admin
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded No
David Bernell - Associate Professor / School of Public Policy Not Contacted Yes
Peter Betjemann - Director-SWLF / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired No
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded No
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
recommend approval
(Responded on Jan 12, 2018)
Responded Yes
Erica Curry - Academic Programs Manager / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Jan 10, 2018)
Responded No
Natalie Dollar - Associate Professor / Acad Prog / Student Aff
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded No
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
No issues.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Bruce Dugger - Associate Professor / Fisheries and Wildlife
no objections
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
William Edge - Associate Dean / College of Ag Admin
I have no reservations about this proposal.
(Responded on Jan 9, 2018)
Responded Yes
Mary Flahive - Emeritus Appointment / Mathematics
ok
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Kevin Gable - Professor / Chemistry
No concerns.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
No concerns.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded No
Michael Gassner - Instructor / Acad Prog / Student Aff
no concerns
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded No
Julie Gess-Newsome - Dean of Academic Affairs / Acad Prog / Student Aff
No concerns.
(Responded on Jan 14, 2018)
Responded No
Sally Hacker - Professor / Integrative Biology
I see no issues.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Eric Hansen - Professor / Wood Science / Engr
OK
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Anita Helle - Professor / Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film Not Contacted Yes
James Johnson - Assoc Dean-Outreach and Engag / College of Forestry Adm
Approved
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
Support.
(Responded on Jan 9, 2018)
Responded Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
Expired Yes
Eric Kirby - Assoc Dean-Academic Programs / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Jeffrey Kollath - Senior Instructor I / Statistics (Science)
ok
(Responded on Jan 14, 2018)
Responded Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
In the description of the program below, you state, "Students acquire knowledge in biophysical sciences, math, and statistics." You then go on to describe other skills they need including "communication, collaboration, analysis, assessment, and planning." I'd recommend that you restate the first sentence: "Students acquire knowledge in biophysical and social sciences, math, and statistics." Seems like there is much more social science required than either math or statistics.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
ok
(Responded on Jan 14, 2018)
Responded Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology Not Contacted Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Support
(Responded on Jan 11, 2018)
Responded Yes
Brock Mc Leod - Coord-UndergradSucces&Engagmnt / Integrative Biology

(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Chad Mueller - Instructor / Eastern Ore Univ Ag Prg
Per Pat Kennedy - No objections.
(Responded on Jan 10, 2018)
Responded No
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science
I support this proposal
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Dwaine Plaza - Professor / Sociology Department Not Contacted Yes
M Jane Reynolds - Dir-Enrollment Services / Acad Prog / Student Aff
No concerns.
(Responded on Jan 9, 2018)
Responded No
Tjodie Richardson - Head Advisor / Applied Economics
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 9, 2018)
Responded Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: If needed, to propose an individual course for development or redevelopment funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ecampus/proposals/.
(Responded on Jan 17, 2018)
Responded No
Carol Rivin - Associate Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired Yes
Randall Rosenberger - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm
Support, contingent on Dr. Lach's comments.
(Responded on Jan 9, 2018)
Responded No
Elizabeth Schroeder - Associate Professor / Economics Department
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 10, 2018)
Responded Yes
John Sessions - Distinguished Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Which Measurements courses are being considered for Forestry. We are trying to understand the impact in our courses.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Enrique Thomann - Professor / Mathematics
Expired Yes
Andrew Valls - Interim Director / Liberal Arts Admin Not Contacted Yes
Jonathan Velez - Assistant Professor / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
approve
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Virginia Weis - Professor / Integrative Biology Not Contacted Yes
Lan Xue - Associate Professor / Statistics (Science)
No objection
(Responded on Jan 12, 2018)
Responded Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Natural Resources - BS, CRED, HBS 
CIP Code: 030201
College/Department or College/School: College of Forestry / Forest Ecosystems and Society 

Program Type: Undergraduate Major 
Original Program: Natural Resources - BS, CRED, HBS 
Description: Updated 

Also available at OSU-Cascades, Eastern Oregon University, and via Ecampus.

 

Troy Hall, Director
Terina McLachlain, Program Manager
408 Snell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5703
541-207-3580
Email: naturalresources@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://nr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/


Undergraduate Major

Natural Resources (BS, HBS) — An interdisciplinary program offered by the colleges of Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Science, and Liberal Arts. It is administered by the College of Forestry.

Options
Conservation Law Enforcement
Ecological Restoration
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Forest Ecosystems
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
Individualized Specialty Option
Integrated Conservation Analysis

Landscape Analysis
Natural Resource Education
Policy and Management
Urban Forest Landscapes
Wildland Fire Ecology

Minor

Natural Resources


Students who graduate with a BS degree in Natural Resources from OSU should be able to integrate technical field or laboratory skills with analytical skills to solve critical natural resource problems. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire knowledge about a range of natural resource issues, work in interdisciplinary teams, and deal with social and political aspects of resource management.

Students acquire knowledge in biophysical and social sciences, math, and statistics. They will learn holistic resource management approaches that emphasize the interconnectedness of humans and the environment. In addition, students will develop a toolbox of resource management skills such as communication, collaboration, analysis, assessment, and planning. They explore conservation and management of key resources which include fish and wildlife, land and water resources, and a wide range of ecosystems from forests to rangelands. Students develop disciplinary depth in a focused area through a required specialty option, choosing from a number of pre-approved options, or creating an individualized (student designed) specialty option.

The Natural Resources major is also available at the OSU-Cascades Campus in Bend, the OSU Agricultural Program at Eastern Oregon University, and through the OSU Extended Campus program. The Natural Resources major is an interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Forestry.

Also available at OSU-Cascades, Eastern Oregon University, and via Ecampus.

 

Troy Hall, Director
Terina McLachlain, Program Manager
408 Snell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5703
541-207-3580
Email: naturalresources@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://nr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/


Undergraduate Major

Natural Resources (BS, HBS) — An interdisciplinary program offered by the colleges of Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Science, and Liberal Arts. It is administered by the College of Forestry.

Options
Arid Land Ecology
Conservation and Technology
Ecological Restoration
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Forest Ecosystems
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
Individualized Specialty Option
Integrated Conservation Analysis

Landscape Analysis
Law Enforcement in Natural Resources
Natural Resource Education
Natural Resource Policy and Management
Recreation and Tourism Management
Sustainable Agroforestry
Urban Forest Landscapes
Watershed Management
Wildland Fire Ecology

Minor

Natural Resources


Students who graduate with a BS degree in Natural Resources from OSU should be able to integrate technical field or laboratory skills with analytical skills to solve important natural resource problems. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire knowledge about a range of natural resource issues, work with experts in a variety of resource fields, and deal with social and political aspects of resource management. This program is an interdisciplinary offering supported by the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, Liberal Arts, and Science. It is administered by the College of Forestry.

The Natural Resources major is also available at the OSU-Cascades Campus in Bend, the OSU Agricultural Program at Eastern Oregon University, and through the OSU Extended Campus program.

Students acquire knowledge and background in physical and biological systems, math and statistics, natural resource policy, ecology, economics, and decision making. Breadth is acquired in seven key areas of resource management. Finally, students develop depth in their specialty option, choosing from a number of pre-approved options, or creating an individualized specialty option. An option is required to earn the Natural Resources major.

Also available at OSU-Cascades, Eastern Oregon University, and via Ecampus.

 

Troy Hall, Director

Terina McLachlain, Program Manager

408 Snell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5703
541-207-3580
Email: naturalresources@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://nr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Undergraduate Major

Natural Resources (BS, HBS) An interdisciplinary program offered by the colleges of Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Science, and Liberal Arts. It is administered by the College of Forestry.

Options
Arid Land Ecology

Conservation and Technology
Law Enforcement
Ecological Restoration
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Forest Ecosystems
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
Individualized Specialty Option
Integrated Conservation Analysis

Landscape Analysis
Law Enforcement in Natural Resources
Natural Resource Education
Natural Resource

Policy and Management
Recreation and Tourism Management
Sustainable Agroforestry
Urban Forest Landscapes
Watershed Management
Wildland Fire Ecology

Minor

Natural Resources


Students who graduate with a BS degree in Natural Resources from OSU should be able to integrate technical field or laboratory skills with analytical skills to solve important critical natural resource problems. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire knowledge about a range of natural resource issues, work with experts in a variety of resource fields, in interdisciplinary teams, and deal with social and political aspects of resource management. This program is management.

Students acquire knowledge in biophysical and social sciences, math, and statistics. They will learn holistic resource management approaches that emphasize the interconnectedness of humans and the environment. In addition, students will develop a toolbox of resource management skills such as communication, collaboration, analysis, assessment, and planning. They explore conservation and management of key resources which include fish and wildlife, land and water resources, and a wide range of ecosystems from forests to rangelands. Students develop disciplinary depth in a focused area through a required specialty option, choosing from a number of pre-approved options, or creating an interdisciplinary offering supported by the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, Liberal Arts, and Science. It is administered by the College of Forestry.

individualized (student designed) specialty option.

The Natural Resources major is also available at the OSU-Cascades Campus in Bend, the OSU Agricultural Program at Eastern Oregon University, and through the OSU Extended Campus program.

Students acquire knowledge and background in physical and biological systems, math and statistics, natural resource policy, ecology, economics, and decision making. Breadth program. The Natural Resources major is acquired in seven key areas of resource management. Finally, students develop depth in their specialty option, choosing from a number of pre-approved options, or creating an individualized specialty option. An option is required to earn the Natural Resources major.

interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Forestry.
Requirements: Updated 

Only two courses used to complete the Natural Resources major requirements may be taken S/U. The Natural Resources Specialty Option will have a minimum GPA of 2.25.

INTERDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS (10 credits)

FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)
NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (4)

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION (choose one - 3-4 credits)

COMM 321. Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3)
COMM 328. Nonverbal Communication (3)
COMM 385. Communication and Culture in Cyberspace (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)
FES 430. Forest as Classroom (4)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
WR 362. *Science Writing (3)
WR 462. ^Environmental Writing (4)

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (28 credits)

Biology (Select one of the following goups - 12 credits)

Group A: General Biology
   BI 101. *General Biology (4)
   BI 102. *General Biology (4)
   BI 103. *General Biology (4)

Group B: Introductory Biology
   BI 204. *Introductory Biology I (4)
   BI 205. *Introductory Biology II (4)
   BI 206. *Introductory Biology III (4)

Group C: Principles of Biology
   BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
   BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
   BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)

Chemistry (5 credits)
CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 231. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)

Climate Science (choose one - 3-4 credits)
ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
FW 345. *Global Change Biology (3)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
SUS 103. *Introduction to Climate Change (4)

Earth or Soil Science (choose one - 4 credits)
CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)
GEO 101. *The Solid Earth (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEOG 102. *Physical Geography (4)
SOIL 205. Soil Science (3) [Bacc core course only when taken in conjunction with a laboratory course]
   and FOR 206. *Forest Soils Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) or SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)

Ecology (choose one - 3-4 credits)
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (8 credits)

Mathematics (choose one - 4 credits)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)

Statistics (choose one - 4 credits)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (23-31 credits)

Animal ID (choose one - 2-4 credits)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 365. Biology of Insects (4)
Z 477. Aquatic Entomology (4)

Environmental Assessment and Planning (choose one - 3-4 credits)
FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
GEOG 250. *Land Use Planning for Sustainable Communities (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEOG 451. Planning Principles and Practices for Resilient Communities (4)
GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)
SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)
SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)
TRAL 456. Planning for Sustainable Recreation (4)
TRAL 457. Planning for Sustainable Tourism (4)
NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)

Fisheries and Marine Sciences (choose one - 3-5 credits)
BI 150. Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
BI 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
   or FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
BI 347. *Oceans in Peril (3)
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)

Forestry (choose one - 3-4 credits)
FE 456. *International Forestry (3)
   or FOR 456. *International Forestry (3)
FES 240. *Forest Biology (4)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 350. Urban Forestry (3)
   or HORT 350. Urban Forestry (3)
FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FES 477. *Agroforestry (3)
   or NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)

Land and Water (choose one - 3-5 credits)
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
SOIL 388. Soil Systems and Plant Growth (4)
SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

Range (choose one - 3-4 credits)
FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)
RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)

Vegetation ID (choose one - 3-4 credits)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 414. Agrostology (4)
BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FES 241. Dendrology (3)
HORT 226. Landscape Plant Materials I: Deciduous Hardwoods and Conifers (4)
HORT 228. Landscape Plant Materials II: Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs (4)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)

Wildlife Management (choose one - 3-4 credits)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DIMENSIONS (15-20 credits)

Ethics and Philosophy (choose one - 3-4 credits)
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
ANTH 482. *Anthropology of International Development (4)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
   or REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)

Natural Resource Policy (choose one - 3-4 credits)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)
FE 460. ^Forest Operations Regulations and Policy Issues (3)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 422. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Political Issues (choose one - 3-4 credits)
ENT 300. *Plagues, Pests, and Politics (3)
   or HORT 330. *Plagues, Pests, and Politics (3)
FES 454. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
NR 351. *When Science Escapes the Lab: Science and Resource Management (3)
PS 455. *The Politics of Climate Change (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)

Resource Economics (choose one - 3-4 credits)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
   or ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)
FOR 330. Forest Resource Economics I (4)

Social Issues (choose one - 3-4 credits)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
GEOG 240. *Climate Change, Water and Society (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
NR 351. *When Science Escapes the Lab: Science and Resource Management (3)
SOC 381. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4)
SOC 475. Rural Sociology (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
SUS 420. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (3)
TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
TRAL 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)
TRAL 353. Nature, Eco, and Adventure Tourism (3)
TRAL 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3)
WGSS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)

SPATIAL ANALYSIS (choose one - 3-4 credits)

CROP 414. Precision Agriculture (4)
   or HORT 414. Precision Agriculture (4)
FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource (3)
GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospacial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

In addition to the baccalaureate core, the three main areas for course work include the natural resources core (74 credits), breadth requirements (21 credits), and the specialty option (40 credits). Within these areas, students have many courses to choose from to fulfill requirements.

Only two courses used to complete the natural resources major requirements may be taken S/U. The Natural Resources Core and Breath will have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The Natural Resources Specialty Option will have a minimum GPA of 2.25.

Core and Breadth Requirements for the Natural Resources (BS):
 

Natural Resources Core (74)


Animal ID

Choose one course from below:
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 477. Aquatic Entomology (4)

Atmospheric Science

Choose one course from below:
ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
SUS 103. *Introduction to Climate Change (4)

Biology

BI 101, BI 102, BI 103. *General Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206. *Introductory Biology I, II, III (4,4,4)
   or BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)

Chemistry

CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 231. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)

Communications

Choose one course from below:
COMM 321. Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3)
COMM 328. Nonverbal Communication (3)
COMM 385. Communication and Culture in Cyberspace (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)
FES 430. Forest as Classroom (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)

Earth Science

Choose one course from below:
GEO 101. *The Solid Earth (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEOG 102. *Physical Geography (4)

Environmental Assessment and Planning

Choose one course from below:
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
PS 449. ^Topics in Comparative Politics (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)
SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)
SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)
TRAL 456. Planning for Sustainable Recreation (4)
TRAL 457. Planning for Sustainable Tourism (4)

General Ecology

Choose one course from below:
BI 370. Ecology (3)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
FES 240. *Forest Biology (4)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)

GIS

Choose one course from below:
CROP/HORT 414. Precision Agriculture (4)
FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource (3)
GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospacial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)

Managing Natural Resources for the Future

NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)
   or Seminars–Natural Resources (1)+(1)

Mathematics

Choose one course from below:
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)

Measurements

NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)

Choose one course from the area most related to student's interests:

Biological/Physical Science

Choose one course from below:
BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)

Social Science

FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4)

Natural Resource Decision Making

NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (4)

Natural Resource Policy

Choose one course from below:
AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Resource Economics

Choose one course from below:
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)
FOR 330. Forest Resource Economics I (4)
TRAL 432. Economics of Recreation and Tourism (3)

Society and Natural Resources

Choose one course from below:
ANTH 110. *Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
GEOG 240. *Climate Change, Water and Society (3)
TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
TRAL 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3)

Soil Science

CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)
   or SOIL 205. Soil Science (3)[Bacc core course only when taken in conjunction with a laboratory course]
   and FOR 206. *Forest Soils Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) or SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)

Statistics

Choose one course from below:
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Vegetation ID

Choose one course from below:
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 414. Agrostology (4)
BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FES 241. Dendrology (3)
HORT 226. Landscape Plant Materials I: Deciduous Hardwoods and Conifers (4)
HORT 228. Landscape Plant Materials II: Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs (4)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)

Water Science

Choose one course from below:
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4)

Note: Particular option programs may specify additional core courses to assure that students meet prerequisites for option courses, or develop the background in fields important for the option. Students should not assume that the core courses listed above include all of the necessary background in science or math for every option.

Breadth (21)

Students must complete one course from each of the following groups:

Fisheries and Wildlife (Choose one)

FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)

Forestry (Choose one)

FE 370. Harvesting Operations (4)
FE/FOR 456. *International Forestry (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES/HORT 350. Urban Forestry (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FES/NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR/BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
WSE 470. *Forests, Wood, and Civilization (3)

Land and Water (Choose one)

FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

Political Dimensions (Choose one)

AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
ENT 300/HORT 330. *Plagues, Pests, and Politics (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FES 454. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
NR 351. *When Science Escapes the Lab: Science and Resource Management (3)
PS 449. ^Topics in Comparative Politics: Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 455. *The Politics of Climate Change (4)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
TRAL 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)

Range (Choose one)

FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)
RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)

Resource Values/Philosophy (Choose one)

AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
ANTH 482. *Anthropology of International Development (4)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)

Social Issues (Choose one)

ANTH 330. *Evolution of People, Technology, and Society (3)
FE/FOR 459. Forest Management Planning and Design I (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)
SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)
SOC 381. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4)
SOC 424. Social Psychology (4)
SOC 454. *Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 456. *Science and Technology in Social Context (4)
SOC 475. Rural Sociology (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
TRAL 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)
TRAL 353. Nature, Eco, and Adventure Tourism (3)
TRAL 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
WGSS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

In addition to the baccalaureate core, the three main areas for course work include the natural resources core (74 credits), breadth requirements (21 credits), and the specialty option (40 credits). Within these areas, students have many courses to choose from to fulfill requirements.

Only two courses used to complete the natural resources Natural Resources major requirements may be taken S/U. The Natural Resources Core and Breath will have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The Natural Resources Specialty Option will have a minimum GPA of 2.25.

Core and Breadth Requirements INTERDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS (10 credits)

FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)
NR 455.
Natural Resources (BS):
 
Resource Decision Making (4)

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION (choose one - 3-4 credits)

Natural Resources Core (74)


Animal ID

Choose one course from below:
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 477. Aquatic Entomology (4)

Atmospheric Science

Choose one course from below:
ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
SUS 103. *Introduction to Climate Change (4)

Biology

BI 101, BI 102, BI 103. *General Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206. *Introductory Biology I, II, III (4,4,4)
   or BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)

Chemistry

CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 231. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)

Communications

Choose one course from below:

COMM 321. Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3)
COMM 328. Nonverbal Communication (3)
COMM 385. Communication and Culture in Cyberspace (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)
FES 430. Forest as Classroom (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
WR 362. *Science Writing (3)
WR 462. ^Environmental Writing (4)BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (28 credits)Biology (Select one of the following goups - 12 credits)Group A: General Biology   BI 101. *General Biology (4)   BI 102. *General Biology (4)   BI 103. *General Biology (4)Group B: Introductory Biology   BI 204. *Introductory Biology I (4)   BI 205. *Introductory Biology II (4)   BI 206. *Introductory Biology III (4) Group C: Principles of Biology   BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)   BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)   BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)Chemistry (5 credits)CH 121. General Chemistry (5)    or CH 231. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)Climate Science (choose one - 3-4 credits)ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)FW 345. *Global Change Biology (3) GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4) SUS 103. *Introduction to Climate Change (4)
Earth Science Choose or Soil Science (choose one course from below:
- 4 credits)
CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)
GEO 101. *The Solid Earth (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEOG 102. *Physical Geography (4) Environmental Assessment and Planning Choose one course from below: FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4) FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3) FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3) GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3) PS 449. ^Topics in Comparative Politics (4) PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4) RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4) RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4) SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4) SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4) TRAL 456. Planning for Sustainable Recreation (4) TRAL 457. Planning for Sustainable Tourism (4) General Ecology Choose one course from below: BI 370. Ecology (3) BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4) FES 240. *Forest Biology (4) FES 341. Forest Ecology (3) GIS Choose one course from below: CROP/HORT 414. Precision Agriculture (4) FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3) FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource (3) GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospacial Science and GIS (4) GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4) Managing Natural Resources for the Future NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)    or Seminars–Natural Resources (1) (1) Mathematics Choose one course from below: MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4) MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4) MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4) MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4) Measurements NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3) Choose one course from the area most related to student's interests: Biological/Physical Science Choose one course from below: BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3) BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4) FE 208. Forest Surveying (4) FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5) FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3) GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3) RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4) Social Science FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4) Natural Resource Decision Making NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (4) Natural Resource Policy Choose one course from below: AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3) FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4) FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3) GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3) PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4) PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4) Resource Economics Choose one course from below: AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3) AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3) AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3) FOR 330. Forest Resource Economics I (4) TRAL 432. Economics of Recreation and Tourism (3) Society and Natural Resources Choose one course from below: ANTH 110. *Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3) GEOG 240. *Climate Change, Water and Society (3) TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4) TRAL 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3) Soil Science CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)    or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)    or
SOIL 205. Soil Science (3)[Bacc core course only when taken in conjunction with a laboratory course]
   

  
and FOR 206. *Forest Soils Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) or SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)

Statistics

Choose

Ecology (choose one course from below:
- 3-4 credits)
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (8 credits)Mathematics (choose one - 4 credits)MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4) MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4) MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4) MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)Statistics (choose one - 4 credits)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4) RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (23-31 credits)Animal ID (choose one - 2-4 credits)FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2) FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3) FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)Z 365. Biology of Insects (4) Z 477. Aquatic Entomology (4)Environmental Assessment and Planning (choose one - 3-4 credits)FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)GEOG 250. *Land Use Planning for Sustainable Communities (3)GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)GEOG 451. Planning Principles and Practices for Resilient Communities (4)GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4) SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4) TRAL 456. Planning for Sustainable Recreation (4) TRAL 457. Planning for Sustainable Tourism (4)NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)Fisheries and Marine Sciences (choose one - 3-5 credits)BI 150. Introduction to Marine Biology (3)BI 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)   or FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)BI 347. *Oceans in Peril (3)BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4) FW 473. Fish Ecology (4) FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)OC 201. *Oceanography (4) OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)Forestry (choose one - 3-4 credits)FE 456. *International Forestry (3)   or FOR 456. *International Forestry (3)FES 240. *Forest Biology (4)FES 341. Forest Ecology (3) FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3) FES 350. Urban Forestry (3)   or HORT 350. Urban Forestry (3)FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3) FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4) FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)   or FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3) FES 477. *Agroforestry (3)   or NR 477. *Agroforestry (3) FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)Land and Water (choose one - 3-5 credits)FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4) FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)FW 456. Limnology (5) FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3) GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3) GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3) GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3) GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3) GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3) GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3) RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4) RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4) SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)SOIL 388. Soil Systems and Plant Growth (4) SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3) SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)Range (choose one - 3-4 credits)FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3) FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3) RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3) RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3) RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4) RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4) RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)Vegetation ID Choose ID (choose one course from below:
- 3-4 credits)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 414. Agrostology (4)
BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FES 241. Dendrology (3)
HORT 226. Landscape Plant Materials I: Deciduous Hardwoods and Conifers (4)
HORT 228. Landscape Plant Materials II: Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs (4)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4) Water Science Choose Wildlife Management (choose one course from below:
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4) Note: Particular option programs may specify additional core courses to assure that students meet prerequisites for option courses, or develop the background
- 3-4 credits)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 435. ^Wildlife
in fields important for the option. Students should not assume that the core courses listed above include all of the necessary background in science or math for every option. Breadth (21) Students must complete one course from each of the following groups: Fisheries and Wildlife (Choose one) FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3) FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4) FES/FW Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW
452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3) Forestry (Choose one) FE 370. Harvesting Operations (4) FE/FOR 456. *International Forestry (3)
   or FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES/HORT 350. Urban Forestry (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/FW
452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FES/NR FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DIMENSIONS (15-20 credits)

Ethics and Philosophy (choose one - 3-4 credits)
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ANTH

477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 346. Topics
Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
ANTH 482. *Anthropology of International Development (4)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives
in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR/BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
Natural Resources (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
   or REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)Natural Resource Policy (choose one - 3-4 credits)AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)FE 460. ^Forest Operations Regulations and Policy Issues (3)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
WSE 470. *Forests, Wood, and Civilization (3)

Land and Water (Choose one)

FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction

FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 422. Introduction
to Water Science and Ocean Law (3)
PS 473. US Energy
Policy (3)
GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 441.
(4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477.
International Water Resources Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Political Dimensions (Choose one) AEC 432. Environmental Law (4) FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)Issues (choose one - 3-4 credits)
ENT 300/HORT 300. *Plagues, Pests, and Politics (3)
   or HORT
330. *Plagues, Pests, and Politics (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FES 454. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
NR 351. *When Science Escapes the Lab: Science and Resource Management (3)
PS 449. ^Topics in Comparative Politics: Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 455. *The Politics of Climate Change (4)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
TRAL 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)

Range (Choose one)

Resource Economics (choose one - 3-4 credits)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
   or ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 454. Rural Development Economics and Policy (3)
FOR 330. Forest Resource Economics I (4)

Social Issues (choose one - 3-4 credits)

FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)
RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)
355. Management for Multiple Resource Values/Philosophy (Choose one) AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3) ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4) ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
ANTH 482. *Anthropology of International Development (4)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
Conservation (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
GEOG 240. *Climate Change, Water and Society (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of NR 351. *When Science Escapes the United States (4)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural
Lab: Science and Resource Challenges (3)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3) Social Issues (Choose one) ANTH 330. *Evolution of People, Technology, and Society (3) FE/FOR 459. Forest Management Planning and Design I (4) FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3) PS 473. US Energy Policy (4) SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)
Management (3)
SOC 381. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4)
SOC 424. Social Psychology (4)
SOC 454. *Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 456. *Science and Technology in Social Context (4)
SOC 475. Rural Sociology (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
SUS 420. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (3)
TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
TRAL 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)
TRAL 353. Nature, Eco, and Adventure Tourism (3)
TRAL 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
WGSS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)SPATIAL ANALYSIS (choose one - 3-4 credits)CROP 414. Precision Agriculture (4)   or HORT 414. Precision Agriculture (4) FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3) FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource (3) GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospacial Science and GIS (4) GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4) 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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