2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Natural Resource Management, B.S.


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Department Chairperson - Dr. J. Michael Engle

Natural Resources Management incorporates theoretical ecology and biology with coursework in applied management practice. Additionally, students will gain exposure to  law and legal studies as preparation for working within existing legal structures to manage and mitigate environmental impacts in both the private and public sectors. Students graduating with this major can go directly into the industry, or transition into a post-graduate M.Sc. or Ph.D. program.

Program Goals and Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective use of ecological principles in a natural resource management setting for both upland (terrestrial) and aquatic ecosystems.
  2. Communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written formats for both professional and lay audiences.
  3. Conduct research and critically evaluate the results of that research in a natural resource management context.
  4. Demonstrate expertise in the use of appropriate technologies (e.g., GPS, ArcGIS) common to the field.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of local and global political concerns and ethical issues associated with the field of natural resource management.

Requirements for Admission

  1. Completion of high school coursework in biology, chemistry, and algebra with a “C” or better.

 

Core Course Requirements


Communication/Writing


Upper-Division Literature


  • ENGL 300/400  3 Credits

Art/English/Music/Theatre


  • ART, ENGL, MUSC, THEA  3 Credits

History/Political Science


  • HIST or PLSC  3 Credits

Science


Religious Studies/Philosophy


  • RLST or PHIL  3 Credits

and

  • RLST 300/400  3 Credits

Social Science


  • CRIM, ECON, GEOG, PSYC, SOCI, WGST 6 Credits

Cultural Diversity


  • Cultural Diversity  3 Credits

Integrated Discipline Capping


Total Credits in Core: 46 Credits


Major Course Requirements


Total Credits in Major: 51 Credits


(Includes 3 credits in the core)

Other Required Coursework


Total Credits in Other Required Coursework: 22 Credits


Total Credits for Free Electives: 4 Credits


Total Credits for Degree: 120 Credits


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