Recommended Academic Plan for Forest Science/Forest Management Option (FORSC/F MGT) at Commonwealth Campuses and University Park

Effective Date: Summer 2008

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.
4
MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † 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 satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

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 15-17

Semester 2

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
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA)
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
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

3
FOR 203 Field DendrologyNotes for: FOR 203

FOR 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
W P 203 Anatomical Properties of WoodNotes for: W P 203

W P 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
3
STAT 240 (GQ) Introduction to BiometryNotes for: STAT 240

STAT 240

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

2
FOR 366 Forest Resources MeasurementsNotes for: FOR 366

FOR 366

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
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
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5-17.5

Semester 5

FOR 308 Forest EcologyNotes for: FOR 308

FOR 308

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

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
W F S 209 (GN) Wildlife and Fisheries ConservationNotes for: W F S 209

W F S 209

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Supporting Courses
6
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

3
3
FOR 466W Forest Resource ManagementNotes for: FOR 466W

FOR 466W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Courses
6
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester: Many FOR classes are only taught once per year, in the fall OR the spring, please plan your schedule accordingly.
 
Program Notes: All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Forest Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks). Please also note that FOR 200W, FOR 203, and WP 203 are offered only in the fall semester and must be taken concurrently, preferably in the 3rd semester. Because of the requirements of these courses, it is recommended that students do not take any other courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays that same semester. 
 
Academic Advising Notes: 
US and IL cultures may count twice with GA, GH, or GS course. 
 
We will accept STAT 200, 250, or 301 as a substitute for STAT 240; it is important to complete STAT by the end of the 3rd semester.
 
Contact Ms. Ellen A. Manno (exr2@psu.edu or 814-863-0362) if you have any questions.

Legend

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

Footnotes

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.
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
Arts (GA)
General Education Course
Humanities (GH)
General Education Course
Arts (GA)
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.