Natural Resource Ecology & Management: Forest Ecology & Management, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 130

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
NREM 1012Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management2
NREM 1113Elements of Forestry3
NREM 1213Introduction to Wood Properties and Products3
NREM 2103Forest Measurements I3
NREM 2112Timber Harvesting2
NREM 2134Dendrology4
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Natural Sciences
BOT 1404Plant Biology (LN) 24
CHEM 1215General Chemistry (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 General Chemistry (LN)
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Technical Writing 3
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 4
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 4
Elements of Persuasion (S) 4
Hours Subtotal36
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Summer Camp Courses:
NREM 3101Forest Resource Field Studies1
NREM 3102Forest Measurements II2
NREM 3103Natural Resource Field Studies3
Fall and Spring Courses:
NREM 3012Applied Ecology Laboratory2
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation3
NREM 3063Natural Resource Biometrics3
NREM 3083Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources3
NREM 3224Silviculture4
NREM 3713Wildland Fire Ecology and Management3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4043Natural Resource Administration and Policy3
NREM 4213Forest Biology3
NREM 4234Forest Management and Economics4
NREM 4443Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality3
NREM 3503Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management3
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Rangeland Management
Natural Resource Recreation
Ecotourism and Wilderness Management
Fisheries Management
Capstone Course
NREM 4333Forest Resource Management: Planning and Decision-Making3
Related Courses
Select 7 hours of the following or of other courses in consultation with a faculty advisor for additional breadth, or to create a specialty emphasis area: 57
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Farm and Agribusiness Management
Principles of Conservation Biology
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Physical Geology (LN)
Woody Plant Materials
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Fundamentals of Management (S)
Marketing (S)
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Principles of Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resource Recreation
Ecotourism and Wilderness Management
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Wetland Ecology and Management
Fisheries Management
Pond Management
Global Issues of Water and Ecosystem Management
Wildlife Management for Game Species
Wildlife Management for Biodiversity
Prescribed Fire
Advanced Prescribed Fire
Undergraduate Internship
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics in Natural Resource Ecology and Management
General Physics (LN)
Principles of Plant Pathology
Hours Subtotal54
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours130

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


If used as (N) course above, then hours are reduced by course hours.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is used to satisfy ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.


If used as (S) course above, then hours are reduced by three.


May not use a course used above in Core Courses.

Other Requirements

  • Students must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in each course listed in Major Requirements.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.