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majors_minors: Forestry



Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

John (Barny) Dunning

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-3591

Advisor's Email


The forestry program prepares students for professional careers with organizations that manage forest and related lands. Students apply biological, ecological, economic, and social knowledge to develop and administer forest management plans. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree. The program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. This Department of Forestry and Natural Resources curriculum has common core requirements with the fisheries and aquatic sciences, natural resources, and wildlife curricula. Emphasis is on the sustainable management of natural resource systems—focusing on forests, watersheds, and associated flora and fauna to meet the needs of society.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)

(0.5) AGR 11900 (Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Academic Programs)

(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)

(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)

(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)

(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

(4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)

(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)

(3) FNR 10300 (Introduction to Environmental Conservation)

(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)

Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(3) FNR 22500 (Dendrology)

(3) FNR 23000 (The World's Forests and Society)

(3) FNR 24100 (Ecology and Systematics of Fishes and Manmmals) or (3) FNR 25100 (Ecology and Systematics of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds)

(1) FNR 24200 (Laboratory in Ecology and Systematics of Fishes and Mammals)

(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)

(3) Microeconomics selective

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

(3) AGRY 27000 (Forest Soils)

(2) BIOL 28600 (Introduction to Ecology and Evolution)

(3) FNR 21000 (Natural Resource Information Management)

(1) FNR 25200 (Laboratory in Ecology and Systematics of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds)

(3) FNR 35300 (Natural Resources Management)

(3) Written or oral communication selective

Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) FNR 33100 (Forest Ecosystems)

(3) FNR 33900 (Principles of Silviculture)

(3) FNR 35700 (Fundamental Remote Sensing)

(3) FNR 36500 (Natural Resources Issues, Policy, and Administration)

(3) FNR 40600 (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics)

(3) FNR 43400 (Tree Physiology)

Total Credits: 18

Sixth Semester


(3) FNR 35500 (Quantitative Methods for Resource Management)

(3) FNR 37500 (Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management)

(3) FNR 40700 (Forest Economics)

(3) Forest health selective

(3) Social science or humanities selective

(2) Elective

Total Credits: 17

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) FNR 40900 (Timber Management)

(1) FNR 47000 (Fudamentals of Planning)

(3) Ethics selective

(3) Humanities selective

(6) Electives

Total Credits: 16

Eighth Semester

(3) FNR 30100 (Wood Products and Processing)

(3) FNR 30500 (Conservation Genetics)

(3) FNR 40800 (Natural Resources Planning)

(3) Social science or humanities selective

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

*Between Sophomore and Junior Year:
Summer Session
(2) FNR 37000 (Natural Resources Practicum)
(4) FNR 37200 (Forestry Practicum)
Total credits: 6










Created at 4/27/2009 1:44 PM by Quesada, Virginia
Last modified at 2/22/2016 11:04 AM by Lough, Kelly S