Natural Resources (BS): Policy and Administration (15NATREBS-15NATREPOL)

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 FOR 150 Critical Thinking & Data Analysis 2
Math Elective2 3 General Education Electives1 3
ENVF 100 Environmental First Year Success 1 Math Elective2 3
ENVF 101 Exploring the Environment 2 ARE 201 Intro to Agric & Resource Econ or
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
3
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Physics Elective3 4 FOR 252 Introduction to Forest Science 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies1 1 SSC 200 Soil Science 4
FOR 339 Dendrology 4 PS 201 Intro to American Government or
PS 202 State and Local Government
3
General Education Electives1 3 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Comm.
3
12 13

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Ecology Elective4 4 ARE 336 Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
NR 301 Practicum for Prof. Development I5 1 ENG 333 Comm. for Science & Research 3
Spatial Technology Elective6 3 NR 300 Natural Resource Measurements 4
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 3 General Education Elective1 2
Technical Elective7 4 Technical Elective7 3
15 15

Summer

NR 360 Internship Experience5 3

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Technical Electives7  6 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 Electives7  9
 Wildlife Elective8  3
16 16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

 

1General 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 http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
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 Ecology Elective: 4 credit hours from: BIO 360, FOR 260, PB 360
5 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 an internship experience during a subsequent semester. A member of the teaching faculty will assist students in finding an appropriate internship.
6 Spatial Technology Elective: 3 credit hours from: FOR 353, GIS 410, SSC 440
7 Technical Electives: 22 credit hours: Ecosystem Assessment students select 16 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. Policy & Administration students select 6 credit hours from the resource science courses and 16 credit hours from the management science courses, selecting at least one course from each of the management science categories.

8 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.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES

RESOURCE SCIENCES
FLORA FAUNA EARTH SCIENCES
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
CH 201+202 Quantitative Chemistry
CH 220 Intro Organic Chemistry
CH 221+222 Organic Chemistry
ES 113 Earth from Space
ES 150 Water and the Environment
ES 200 Climate Change & Sustainability
GEO 200 Principles of Geography
MEA 101/110 Geology & Lab
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.

 

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
MANAGEMENT ECONOMICS POLICY
ACC 200 Managerial Accounting
FOR 220 Urban & Community Forestry
FOR 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 280 Introduction to GIS
NR 406 Conservation of Biodiversity
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
NR 219 Natural Resource Investments
ARE 309 Envir. Law & Econ. Policy
BUS 305 Legal & Regulatory Envir.
CNR 250 Diversity & Environmental Justice
FOR 414 World Forestry
FW 411 Human Dimensions & Wildlife
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


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