Undergraduate 3+2/3 Program – Forestry, Natural Resources and Wildlife


FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

The Forestry and Natural Resources Program is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in forestry, natural resources, and wildlife. Degree requirements are completed at Tuskegee University and selected cooperating universities.

Undergraduate 3+2/3 Program – Forestry, Natural Resources and Wildlife

Under the 3+2/3 program, a student completes three years of course work at Tuskegee University and one to three years of course work at either Auburn University, Duke University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, University of California at Davis, University of Florida, and University of Washington. This will enable the student to obtain a B.S. degree in Environmental, Natural Resources and Plant Sciences with an option in forestry, natural resources or wildlife from Tuskegee University (after completing the requirements for the fourth year) and the opportunity to pursue an M.F. (Master of Forestry) or M.S. (Master of Science) degree after completing the requirements for the fifth or sixth year from the selected cooperating institution. The B.S. degree will be conferred by Tuskegee University after completing the requirements for the fourth year. The M.F. or M.S. degree will be conferred by the selected cooperating university.

Students electing this option must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and meet the admission requirements for graduate school at the cooperating universities.

CURRICULUM IN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Freshman Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
EVSC 100 Envir. Science Orientation
2
PLSS 211 General Plant Science
3
BIOL 140 Environmental Biol.
3
ECON 201 Prin. of Economics
3
BIOL 141 Environmental Biol. Lab
1
PHED   Elective
1
ENGL 101 Eng. Comp. I *
3
ENGL 102 Eng. Comp II *
3
FORE 205 Intro to Forestry
3
MATH 107/08 Algebra or Trig
4
OREN 100 Freshman Orientation
1
OREN 101 Freshman Orientation
1
SOSC/HUMN   Elective
3
 
Total...
16
Total...
15

 

Sophomore Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
CHEM 231 General Chemistry
4
CHEM 232 Gen. Chemistry II
4
CHEM 233 Gen. Chemistry I Lab
1
CHEM 234 Gen. Chemistry II Lab
1
MATH 108 College Algebra & Trig II
4
BIOL 311 General Ecology
4
ENGL 204 Crit. Reading & Tech Writing
3
FORE 215 Dendrology
3
BIOL 206 General Botany
4
SOSC/HUMN   Elective
3
    PHED   Elective
1
,
Total...
16
Total...
16

 

Junior Year
1st Semester
CR
  2nd Semester
CR
ENGL 327 Public Speaking
3
FORE 509 Hum. Dim. Wildlife Mgmt.
3
SOSC/HUMN   Elective
3
SOC/HUMN   Elective
3
BIOL 513 Gen. Entomology
4
FORE 595 Spec., Prob. Wildlife Ecol.
3
EVSC 404 Environmental Science I
3
EVSC 400 Seminar
1
FORE 505 Issues in Wildlife Ecology
3
ECON 300 Intro to Statistics
3
        Free Elective
3
Total...
16
Total...
16

 

Based on SAT/ACT results, a student may be required to take Reading 101 and/or Reading 102. Each Reading course yields one hour credit and must be taken during the first year of enrollment. Additionally, a student may be required to take English 100, a 3 credit hour course. A minimum grade of “C” is required in English 100 and each Reading course. Note: If required; credit does not count toward graduation.
Suggested Electives:
BIOL 120 – Organismic Biology (3) BIOL 340 – Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 121 – Organismic Biology Lab (1) CSCI 100 – Computer Science (3)
POLS 422 – International Environmental Law (3) , ;PHIL 325 – Philosophy of Science (3)
EVSC 201 – Introduction to Geology (3)

SOSC/HUMN Electives: Any courses in FPAR, Foreign Language, PHIL, GEOR, HIST, POLS, PSYC, MUSC, SOSC, SOWK, ENGL (above 102)


SUMMER PROGRAM: Savannah River Field Ecology Station/South Carolina State University (12-15 hr)

COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

FORE 0205. INTRO TO FORESTRY. 1st Sem. Lect. 2, Lab 3, 3 cr. Principles of use/management of multiple use forest lands. Environmental impacts of forest production. Same as EVSC 0205, PLSS 0205.

FORE 0215. DENDROLOGY. 2nd Sem.. Lect. 2, Lab 3, 3 cr.. Classification, nomenclature, identification of important US trees. Field identification is stressed. Prerequisite: BIOL 0102, 0105. Same as PLSS 0215.

FORE 0301. SILVICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 2. Lab 3, 3 credits. Methods of establishment, composition, growth, quality and treatment of forest stands. Prerequisite: FORE 0215. Same as EVSC 0301, PLSS 0301.

FORE 0302. SILVICULTURE. 2nd Semester. Lect. 2, Lab 3, 3 credits. Theories and practices of controlling forest establishment, composition and growth in order to maintain or enhance the productivity or appearance of the forest. Prerequisites: FORE 0215, 0301. Same as EVSC 0302, PLSS 0302.

FORE 0401. FOREST PROTECTION. 1st Semester, Lect. 3, Lab 3, 3 credits. A description of destruction of forest ecosystem and methods of protecting timber from these destruction forces. Prerequisites: FORE 0302, EVSC 0500. Same as EVSC 0401.

FORE 0402. MENSURATION. 2nd Semester. Lect. 2. Lab 3, 3 credits. Measurement of tree diameters and heights; determine volumes of standing timber or products cut therefrom and determine and pr, edict rates of forest growth. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Same as EVSC 0402.

FORE 0403 BIOMETRICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Application of statistical and mensurational techniques in forest resources. Prerequisites: MATH 0207 and FORE 0402.

FORE 0404. PHOTOGRAMMETRY. 1st Sem. Lect. 2, Lab 3, 3 cr. Intro to photographic measurements including scale, height, stand, volume and timber estimation. Basic interpretation of photos and mapping.

FORE 0405. FOREST ECONOMICS. 2nd Sem. Lect. 2, Lab 3, 3 crs. Economic principles apply to the utilization of forestland through marketing and consumption of forest products. Same as PLSS 0405.

FORE 0410. FOREST HARVESTING. 2nd Semester. Lect. 2, Lab 3, 3 credits. Forest harvesting techniques including logging methods, equipment, costs, and appraisal techniques. Same as PLSS 0410.

FORE 0415. STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES OF WOOD. 2nd Sem.. Lect. 2. Lab 3, 3 cr. Fundamental properties of wood, defects and anatomy of wood will be stressed. Prerequisites: BIOL 0102, 0105. Same as PLSS 0415.

FORE 0505. ISSUES IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 1st sem. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Introduction to wildlife/conservation issues; relationships between humans and nature; exploration of current threats/novel solutions of species/habitats. Same as EVSC 0505, PLSS 0505.

FORE 0509. HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course focuses on wildlife values and provides a historical and contemporary human dimensions context for Wildlife Management. A presentation of concepts needed to set policies and establish a framework for decision making through a human dimensions approach to wildlife will be discussed. Same as PLSS 050, 9.

FORE 0595. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY. 1st and 2nd Semesters. 1-3 credits. Special studies for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in wildlife ecology and management.