Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Wetland Science

The Wetland Science Area of Concentration was designed for students who wish to specialize in wetlands, which are valued as wildlife and fish habitat, for maintaining water quality, and for economic benefits.

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


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)
Free Electives (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: CHEM 1201.
RNR 2039 Introduction to Renewable Natural Resource Policy (3) or
RNR 2071 HONORS: Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources Policy (4)
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)
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)


Total Semester Hours: 12

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 Course (6)2
General Education course - Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 18

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: RNR 2101/RNR 2001.
RNR 2001 Trees and Woody Plants of the Southeast (2) or
BIOL 4041 Plant Taxonomy (4)
ECON 2030 Economic Principals (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)
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
Area of Concentration Courses (7-2)
Free Elective (5-0)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


RNR 3105 Forest Biology (2)
AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4)
Area of Concentration Courses (9)2
General Education course – Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 7


Area of concentration courses (18)2


Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 8


RNR 4101 Integrating Natural Resources Management, Policy and Human Dimensions (4)
Area of Concentration Courses (11)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

128 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS


 

1- Students may elect to take MATH 1550/MATH 1551 in place of MATH 1431.
2- Wetland Science area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060/CHEM 2261/PHIL 1021/PHYS 2001, OCS 4165, RNR 3002, RNR 3004, RNR 3108, RNR 4013, RNR 4020, RNR 4033, RNR 4103, RNR 4107, RNR 4150. Select one course from the following: RNR 4023 or RNR 4040. Select one course from OCS 4308, OCS 4465, or OCS 4560; and select one course group from RNR 2031, RNR 3018, and RNR 4011, or RNR 2002 and RNR 4023, or RNR 2002 and RNR 4040.