Recommended Academic Plan for Forest Ecosystem Management/Community and Urban Forest Management Option (FOREM/CURFM) Commonwealth Campuses and University Park

Effective Date: Fall 2013

Semester 1

BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 127 (GN) Introduction to Plant BiologyNotes for: BIOL 127

BIOL 127

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
MATH 022 (GQ) College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry AND MATH 026 (GQ) Plane Trigonometry Notes for: MATH 022

MATH 022

Must take MATH 026 in addition to MATH 022
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 040 (GQ) Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 040

MATH 040

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 041 (GQ) Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Notes for: MATH 041

MATH 041

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-6
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Humanities (GH)
3
First Year SeminarNotes for: First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar

For campuses that do not require a first-year seminar and offer an alternative first-year engagement plan, this first-year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major which may require the student to take an additional elective.
1-3
Total credits 13-19

Semester 2

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 240 (GQ) Introduction to BiometryNotes for: STAT 240

STAT 240

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 (GQ) Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA)
3
Total credits 16-17

Semester 3

FOR 200 The Profession of ForestryNotes for: FOR 200

FOR 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
FOR 203 Field DendrologyNotes for: FOR 203

FOR 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FOR 255 GPS and GIS Applications for Natural Resources ProfessionalsNotes for: FOR 255

FOR 255

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil ScienceNotes for: SOILS 101

SOILS 101

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
LARCH 060 History of Design on the Land (GA)Notes for: LARCH 060

LARCH 060

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or LARCH 065 (GA) Build Environment and CultureNotes for: LARCH 065

LARCH 065

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ARCH 316 (GA) Analysis of Human Settlements: CitiesNotes for: ARCH 316

ARCH 316

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 4

FOR 204 DendrologyNotes for: FOR 204

FOR 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
FOR 266 Forest Resources MeasurementsNotes for: FOR 266

FOR 266

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
2
1
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business WrititngNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

FOR 308 Forest EcologyNotes for: FOR 308

FOR 308

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
FOR 475 Principles of Forest Soils ManagementNotes for: FOR 475

FOR 475

Take FOR 475 (3 credits) in fall OR take FOR 409 (2 credits) and SOILS 102 (1 credit) in spring. Grades of C or better are required for FOR 409 and FOR 475.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

2
3
FOR 409 Tree Physiology AND SOILS 102 Introductory Soil Science LaboratoryNotes for: FOR 409

FOR 409

Take FOR 409 (2 credits) and SOILS 102 (1 credit) in spring OR take FOR 475 (3 credits) in fall. Grades of C or better are required for FOR 409 and FOR 475.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
3
3
Elective

Elective

0-3
3
Total credits 14-17

Semester 7

FOR 421 SilvicultureNotes for: FOR 421

FOR 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FOR 495 Forestry InternshipNotes for: FOR 495

FOR 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or FOR 496 Independent StudiesNotes for: FOR 496

FOR 496

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
2-3
FOR 401 Urban Forest ManagementNotes for: FOR 401

FOR 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

0-3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 14-18

Semester 8

FOR 400 Senior Forest PracticumNotes for: FOR 400

FOR 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
3
FOR 480 Policy and AdministrationNotes for: FOR 480

FOR 480

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
FOR 450W Human Dimensions of Natural ResourcesNotes for: FOR 450W

FOR 450W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Additional Notes

Lists of Supporting Courses and other designated lists can be found in the Forest Ecosystem Management handbook.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

MATH 022
Must take MATH 026 in addition to MATH 022
ENGL 030
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
General Education Course
Humanities (GH)
First Year Seminar
For campuses that do not require a first-year seminar and offer an alternative first-year engagement plan, this first-year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major which may require the student to take an additional elective.
CAS 100
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
General Education Course
Arts (GA)
FOR 475
Take FOR 475 (3 credits) in fall OR take FOR 409 (2 credits) and SOILS 102 (1 credit) in spring. Grades of C or better are required for FOR 409 and FOR 475.
Supporting Course
Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
Supporting Course
Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
FOR 409
Take FOR 409 (2 credits) and SOILS 102 (1 credit) in spring OR take FOR 475 (3 credits) in fall. Grades of C or better are required for FOR 409 and FOR 475.
Supporting Course
Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
Supporting Course
Consult with your academic adviser to select an appropriate course from the program list
General Education Course
Humanities (GH)