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College of Agriculture

Forestry

The forestry program prepares students for professional careers with organizations that manage forest and related lands. Students apply biological, ecological, economic and social knowledge to develop and administer forest management plans. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree. The program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. This Department of Forestry and Natural Resources curriculum has common core requirements with the fisheries and aquatic sciences, natural resources and wildlife curricula. Emphasis is on the sustainable management of natural resource systems — focusing on forests, watersheds and associated flora and fauna to meet the needs of society.

Credit Hours Required: 134 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(0.5) AGR 11900 (Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Academic Programs) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) FNR 10300 (Introduction to Environmental Conservation)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(15) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) FNR 22500 (Dendrology) (3) AGRY 27000 (Forest Soils)
(3) FNR 23000 (The World’s Forests and Society) (2) BIOL 28600 (Introduction to Ecology and Evolution)
(3) FNR 24100 (Ecology and Systematics of Fishes and Mammals) or FNR 25100 (Ecology and Systematics of Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds) (3) FNR 21000 (Natural Resource Information Management)
(1) FNR 24200 (Laboratory in Ecology and
Systematics of Fishes and Mammals)
(1) FNR 25200 (Laboratory in Ecology and Systematics of Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) FNR 35300 (Natural Resources Measurement)
(3) Microeconomics selective (3) Written or oral communication selective
(16) (15)
Summer Session
(2) FNR 37000 (Natural Resources Practicum)
(4) FNR 37200 (Forestry Practicum)
(6)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) FNR 33100 (Forest Ecosystems) (3) FNR 35500 (Quantitative Methods for
Resource Management)
(3) FNR 33900 (Principles of Silviculture) (3) FNR 37500 (Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management)
(3) FNR 35700 (Fundamental Remote Sensing) (3) FNR 40700 (Forest Economics)
(3) FNR 36500 (Natural Resources Issues, Policy and Administration) (3) Forest health selective
(3) FNR 40600 (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics) (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) FNR 43400 (Tree Physiology) (2) Elective
(18) (17)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) FNR 40900 (Timber Management) (3) FNR 30100 (Wood Products and Processing)
(1) FNR 47000 (Fundamentals of Planning) (3) FNR 30500 (Conservation Genetics)
(3) Ethics selective (3) FNR 40800 (Natural Resources Planning)
(3) Humanities selective (3) Social science or humanities selective
(6) Electives (3) Elective
(16) (15)