Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Ecological Restoration

Students in this specialization are interested in using the principles of forestry and natural resource management to conserve and restore impacted landscapes.

Career Possibilities: aquaculture specialist, conservation biologist, environmental lawyer (with additional education), wildlife or fisheries biologist or ecologist, wildlife or fisheries veterinarian (with additional education), wildlife law enforcement officer, forester, wetland scientist.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: MATH 1021.
BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3)
BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1)
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
MATH 1021 College Algebra (3)
RNR 1010 Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management (4) or
RNR 1071 HONORS: Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management (4)
AGRI 1001 Introduction to Agriculture (1)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


CRITICAL: MATH 1431.
BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3)
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3)1
General Education course - Arts (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: CHEM 1201
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)
RNR 2001 Trees and Woody Plants of the Southeast (2) or
RNR/BIOL 4020 Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants (4)3 or
BIOL 4041 Plant Taxonomy (4)3
RNR 2101 Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources (3) or
RNR 2070 HONORS: Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources (4)
RNR 2102 Natural Resource Measurements and GIS (3)
RNR 2039 Introduction to Renewable Natural Resource Policy (3) or
RNR 2071 HONORS: Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources Policy (4)
Free Electives (2-0)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


CRITICAL: RNR 1010/RNR 1071; BIOL 1201.
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3) or
POLI 2051 American Government (3)
Area of concentration courses (9)2


Total Semester Hours: 18

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: RNR 2101/RNR 2001.
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
AGEC 2003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3) or
ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3) or
POLI 1001 Fundamental Issues of Politics (3) or
POLI 2053 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) or
POLI 2057 Introduction to International Politics (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)
Area of concentration courses (3)2
Free Electives (2)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


Area of concentration courses (4)2
Free Electives (12)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 7


Area of concentration courses (15)2
Free Electives (2)


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 8


RNR 4101 Integrating Natural Resources Management, Policy and Human Dimensions (4)
Area of concentration courses (11)2


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

128 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 


 

1- Students may take MATH 1550/MATH 1551 in place of MATH 1431.
2- Ecological Restoration area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060/CHEM 2261/PHYS 2001, BIOL/RNR 4015, BIOL 4017, EMS 4010/ENVS 4010, OCS 4565, RNR 4038, RNR 4103, RNR 4107. Select one course from: RNR 4023 or RNR 4040. Select 16 hours from: AGRO 3040, BIOL 4041, BIOL 4055, BIOL 4141, BIOL 4142, BIOL 4146, GEOG 2050, GEOL 1001, ENVS 4477, OCS 4165, OCS 4560, RNR 2003, RNR 2031/RNR 2072 , RNR 3005, RNR 3018, RNR 3106, RNR 3108, RNR 4001, RNR 4011, RNR 4013, RNR 4032, RNR 4033, RNR 4150, or RNR 4900.
3- Students seeking federal employment following graduation should consult their academic advisor about federal requirements for animal and plant taxonomy courses.