May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental and Natural Resources: Conservation Biology Concentration, BS


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Program Description


The Environmental and Natural Resources curriculum produces professionals who have a broad-based knowledge in natural resources and an ability to interact with other resource professionals to provide thoughtful solutions to environmental and natural resource problems. The world is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, but the problems associated with their conservation are immense. Protection of rare and endangered species, preventing and controlling invasions of exotics, protecting old growth forests, restoring degraded ecosystems, and balancing the resource demands of industry and the public are some of the environmental issues which are enmeshed in politicized environments.

Three concentrations are offered within the Environmental and Natural Resources major, which is administered by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. The Conservation Biology Concentration is oriented toward students who desire a greater exposure to taxa, their habitats, and their interrelationships. The Natural Resources Management Concentration emphasizes both resource management and negotiation skills. The Natural Resource and Economic Policy Concentration provides more in-depth study in economics and policy applications.

Graduates in Environmental and Natural Resources are well prepared for further graduate studies in natural resources and related fields. Potential public sector employers of graduates include federal, state, and municipal resource management agencies, private industries impacting land and water resources, environmental management consulting firms, and various environmental advocacy groups.

Concentration


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Ecology Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Natural Resource Economics Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Taxonomy/Habitat Requirement 3 Credits 5
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 Conservation Biology Concentration and Natural Resources Management Concentration students or students planning to take organic chemistry must take CH 1010  and CH 1020  and must satisfy the General Education Science and Technology in Society Requirement through another course.

2 See General Education  Requirements. Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement. Three of these credit hours must satisfy the General Education Science and Technology in Society requirement, if not satisfied by another course. (Note: Social Science Requirement must be in an area other than economics or agribusiness.)

3 CH 2010 , CH 2230 , or CH 3300  

4 GEOG 1010  or PHYS 2400  

5 AGM 3010 , BIOL 3020 /BIOL 3060 , BIOL 3030 /BIOL 3070 , BIOL 3040 /BIOL 3080 , BIOL 3200 , BIOL 4060 /BIOL 4070 , BIOL 4100 /BIOL 4110 , BIOL 4170 , BIOL 4420 , BIOL 4430 , BIOL 4440 , BIOL 4450 , BIOL 4460 , BIOL 4470 , BIOL 4480 , BIOL 4490 , BIOL 4640 , BIOL 4680 , BIOL 4690 BIOL 4740 , BIOL 4860 ENT 3000 , ENT 3010 ENT 4000 , ENT 4150 FNR 4660 , FOR 2510 FOR 2050 , FOR 2210 , FOR 4060 , GEOL 1120 , GEOL 1140 , GEOL 2100 , GEOL 4030 , MICR 4030 , WFB 3000 WFB 3010 , WFB 4180 , WFB 4400 , WFB 4620 WFB 4720 , WFB 4760 , WFB 4770 , or WFB 4800 . At least four of the courses must be laboratories or courses with a required laboratory component.

6 BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4420 , BIOL 4430 , BIOL 4460 , BIOL 4700 , FNR 4660 , or WFB 4610 . Courses taken to fulfill the Ecology Requirement may not also be used to fulfill the Taxonomy/Habitat Requirement.

7 AGRB 3570 , AGRB 4750  or FOR 3040  

8 AVS 3010 , AVS 4800 , BIOL 4010 /BIOL 4020 , BIOL 4580  or BIOL 4750  

9 ENR 4290 , FOR 4160  or WFB 4300  

10 Internship (FNR 4900 ); Creative Inquiry (BIOL 4940 ENT 4960 , ENT 4970 , FNR 4700 ); Directed Research (BIOL 4910 , WFB 4630 ); or Senior Honors Thesis (FNR 4910 )

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