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2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry, BSFOR


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About the Program

Learn to apply biological, ecological, economic, and social knowledge as you develop and implement sustainable forest management plans. Studies emphasize understanding ecosystems function, natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. This prepares you for careers with public agencies such as state divisions of forestry, U.S. Forest Service or private industries and consulting firms. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Forestry Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Forestry  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

124 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (116 credits)


Major Selectives (10 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

  • Ecology & Systematics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Forestry Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Forest Health Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Laboratory in Ecology & Systematics Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (60 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

Electives (8 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 8.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

124 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


6 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


13 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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