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  • Natural Resource Conservation

    The natural resource conservation major provides a broad education in the ecological, economic and social aspects of forest and natural resources and their management. The individualized nature of the major allows students to create a curriculum specific to their interests.

    Natural Resource Conservation major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass the forest resources and conservation competency exam, given in five parts. One part will be given in each of these required courses:
      • FNR 3131C Dendrology of Forest Plants
      • FNR 3410C Natural Resource Sampling
      • FNR 4040C Natural Resource Communication
      • FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource Management
      • FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Demonstrate competency in biology/ecology, quantification, policy/administration and management of natural resources.
    2. Analyze, interpret, synthesize and communicate information and data, including the use of mathematical and statistical methods.
    3. Solve novel problems in natural resource management.
    4. Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    FOR 3153C I I R I
    FOR 3200C I I I I
    FOR 3202 I   R R
    FNR 3131C I     I
    FNR 3410C I I    
    FNR 4623C R R A A
    FNR 4624C R R    
    FNR 4660 I   R R
    Exit Exam A A    
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    Assessment Types

    • Group project
    • Presentation
    • Final exam
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