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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

The Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management degree is awarded upon the completion of a minimum of 73 credit hours of the following prescribed general education, forestry and forestry concentration requirements, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. First aid and chainsaw safety testing must be satisfied by a “B” grade or better. The forest measurements course sequence (FOR290, 291 and 332) must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.


General Education Requirements for Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

CRN Course Name Credits
HUM 102 First Year Experience 3 credits
I. Intellectual and Practical Skills
A. Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 100 English Composition I (written) 3 credits
ENG 101 English Composition II (written) 3 credits
COM 200 Speech (oral) 3 credits
B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 credit hours)
MAT XXX   3 credits
C. Information Fluency (3 credit hours)
GEO 280 GIS Applications I OR  
    PSA 122     GIS/GPS for Public Safety 3 credits
*4 credits required for a baccalaureate degree.
II. General Knowledge (3 credits)
Choose one course from the listed General Education- Associate Degree in the areas Arts & Humanities or Behavioral & Social Sciences (Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Rural Public Safety need ECO 101.)

Applied Forest Management Required Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 109 Dendrology or BIO 309 Field Taxonomy of Woody Plants 4 credits
BUS 211 Principles of Business Management 3 credits
ENV 302 Wildlife Conservation or ENV 354 Wildlife Habitat Interactions OR  
    ENV 334     Wildlife Science 3 credits
FOR 100 Introduction to Forestry 3 credits
FOR 131 Spreadsheets for Foresters 1 credit
FOR 132 Forest Protection I (S130/S190, policy) 2 credits
FOR 203 Surveying For Foresters 3 credits
FOR 208 Forest Products, Timber Harvesting, & Transportation 3 credits
FOR 226 Forest Operations 4 credits
FOR 242 Map & Airphoto Interpretation 3 credits
FOR 260 Silvics (Forest Ecology) 3 credits
FOR 290 Forest Mensuration 3 credits
FOR 291 Forest Measurements 2 credits
FOR 330 Forest Protection II (entomology/pathology) 3 credits
FOR 332 Forest Inventory & Analysis 2 credits
FOR 327 Interpersonal Skills for Supervisors 1 credit
FOR 350 Forest Management Practicum 3 credits
FOR 360 Silviculture 3 credits
FOR 361 Silvics & Silviculture Laboratory 2 credits
GEO 103 Intro to Global Positioning Systems 1 credit
Minimum 73 credits