Natural Resources (BS): Ecosystem Assessment (15NATREBS-15NATREECO)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecology, Evol. & Biodiversity 4 CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Science 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course1 1 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1
ENG 101 Acad. Writing & Research1 4 MEA 101 Geology I: Physical 3
Math Elective2 3 MEA 110 Geology I Lab 1
NR 100 Introduction to Natural Resources 2 Math Elective2 3
ARE 201 Intro to Agric& Resource Econ or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
FOR 150 Critical Thinking & Data Analysis 2
14 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Physics Elective3 4 FOR 252 Introduction to Forest Science 3
Chemistry Elective4 3 SSC 200 Soil Science 4
FOR 339 Dendrology 4 PS 201 Intro to American Government or
PS 202 State and Local Government
General Education Electives1 3 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Comm.
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies1 1 General Education Elective1 3
16 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Ecology Elective5 4 ARE 336 Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
NR 301 Practicum for Prof. Development I6 1 ENG 333 Comm. for Science & Research 3
Spatial Technology Elective7 3 NR 300 Natural Resource Measurements 4
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3 General Education Elective1 2-3
Technical Elective8 4 Technical Elective8 3
15 15-16


NR 360 Internship Experience3 3

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
 NR 401 Practicum for Prof. Development II6  1 NR 400 Natural Resources Management 4
 NR 460 Renew Resource Pol. & Mgmt.  3  General Education Electives1  3
 NR 484 Practice of Environ Impact Assessment  4  Technical Electives8  9
 Wildlife Elective9  3
Technical Electives8 5
16 16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 127


1. General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.  University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at
A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
Curriculum requirements automatically fulfill this category.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Curriculum requirements automatically fulfill this category.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Curriculum requirements in economics and political science automatically fulfill this category.
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or        Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list. ARE 336 meets 3 hours of this requirement.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K.  Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

2 Math Elective: 6 credit hours from: MA 114, MA 121, MA 131, MA 141, MA 231, MA 241
3 Physics Elective: 4 credit hours from: PHY 131, PHY 205 + 206, PHY 211
4 Chemistry Elective: 4 credit hours from: CH 201+202, CH 220, CH 221+222
5 Ecology Elective: 4 credit hours from: BIO 360, FOR 260, PB 360
6 A professional development program integrated into the curriculum consists of a required summer work experience between the junior and senior years and two professional development courses. Students take NR 301 in the junior year to prepare for NR 360 and seek a summer job for the following summer and will participate in presentations made by seniors enrolled in NR 401 that focus on the previous summer’s work experience. A member of the teaching faculty will assist students in finding an appropriate summer job. NR 401 for the seniors will consist of written and oral reports on summer work experiences and professional development activities.
7 Spatial Technology Elective: 3 credit hours from: FOR 353, GIS 410, SSC 440
8 Technical Electives: 21 credit hours: Ecosystem Assessment students select 15 credit hours from the resource science courses and 6 credit hours from the management science courses shown on the following table, selecting at least one course from each of the resource science categories.
9 Wildlife Elective: 3 credit hours from: FW 333, FW 353, FW 404
For elective categories 2-5, 7-9, students may select courses not shown in these lists after consulting with and receiving permission from their academic advisors prior to enrolling in the course.

CS 414 Weed Science
FOR 204 Silviculture*
FOR 261 Forest Communities*
FOR 265 Fire Management*
FOR 273 Mapping & Mensuration*
FOR 303 Silvics & Forest Tree Phys.
FOR 318 Forest Pathology
FOR 330 North Carolina Forests
FOR 411 Forest Tree Genetics/Biology
PB 220 Local Flora
PB 345 Economic Botany
PB 400 Plant Structure/Diversity
PB 403 Systematic Botany
PB 405 Wetland Plants
PB 421 Plant Physiology
PB 464 Rare Plants of North Carolina
AEC 419 Freshwater Ecology
AEC 420+423 Fisheries Science + Lab
AEC 441+442 Biology of Fishes + Lab
AEC 460 Field Ecology & Methods
AEC 501 Ornithology
AEC 586 Aquaculture I
BIO 333 Captive Animal Biology
ENT 425 General Entomology
FOR 264 Forest Wildlife
FOR 402 Forest Entomology
FOR 430 Forest Health & Protection
FW 311 Fisheries & Wildlife Inventory & Management **
FW 312 Fisheries Techniques**
FW 313 Mountain Wildlife Ecology**
FW 314 Marine Fisheries**
FW 353 Wildlife Management
FW 373 Vertebrate Natural History
FW 403 Urban Wildlife Management
FW 404 Forest Wildlife Management
FW 405 Tropical Wildlife Ecology in Nicaragua
FW 444 Mammalogy
MEA 220 Marine Biology
ZO 509 Biology of Aquatic Insects
AEC 380 Water Resources
ES 150 Water and the Environment
ES 200 Climate Change & Sustainability
GEO 200 Principles of Geography
MEA 200/210 Intro. Oceanography/ Lab
MEA 250/251 Intro. Coastal Environments & Lab
MEA 300 Environmental Geography
NR 420 Watershed & Wetlands Hydrology
NR 421 Wetland Assessment, Delineation and Regulation
SSC 361 Role of Soils in Envir. Mgmt.
SSC 442 Soil & Envir. Biogeochemistry
SSC 452 Soil Classification
SSC 455 Soils, Envir. Quality, & Global Challenges
SSC 461 Soil Phys. Properties & Plant Growth
SSC 470 Wetland Soils

*These courses are part of the 9-credit Forest Management summer camp series.

**These courses are part of the 6-credit Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology summer camp series.


ACC 200 Managerial Accounting
FOR 220 Urban & Community Forestry
FW 221 Conservation of Natural Resources
FOR 248 Forest History, Technology, and Society
FOR 430 Forest Health & Protection
FW 333 Conservation Biology in Practice
LAR 430 Site Planning
GIS 295 GIS Concepts
GIS 410 Introduction to GIS
NR 350 International Sustainable Resources Use
PRT 350 Outdoor Recreation Management
PRT 451 Recreation Planning/Facility Development
ARE 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ARE 304 Agribusiness Management
ARE 436 Environmental Economics
EC 348 Intro. To Int’l Economics
EC 410 Public Finance
EC 448 International Trade
FOR 319 Forest Economics
ARE 309 Envir. Law & Econ. Policy
BUS 305 Legal & Regulatory Envir.
FOR 414 World Forestry
FW 411 Human Dimensions & Wildlife
NR 406 Conservation of Biological Div.
PS 201 Intro. To American Government
PS 202 State & Local Government
PS 203 Introduction to Nonprofits
PS 312 Intro. To Public Administration
PS 320 US Environmental Law & Politics
PS 336 Global Environmental Politics
PS 401 American Parties & Interest Groups
PS 408 Urban Politics