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

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 125

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 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
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
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
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 Requirements
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
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
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
Select one of the following: 4
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Aquatic Entomology
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation3
Departmental Requirements
Select one of the following: 4
Animal Biology
NREM 1012Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management2
NREM 2083Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources3
NREM 3012Applied Ecology Laboratory2
NREM 3503Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4043Natural Resource Administration and Policy3
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
Hours Subtotal40
Major Requirements
Core Courses
NREM 1113Elements of Forestry3
NREM 2113Wood Properties, Products, & Harvesting3
NREM 3091Field Applications of Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources1
NREM 3101Forest Resource Field Studies1
NREM 3111Natural Resource Field Studies1
NREM 3123Forest Measurements I3
NREM 3133Forest Measurements II3
NREM 3143Forest Biology3
NREM 3153Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology3
NREM 3224Silviculture4
NREM 4234Forest Management and Economics4
NREM 4333Forest Resource Management: Planning and Decision-Making3
NREM 4443Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality3
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Rangeland Management
Natural Resource Recreation
Fisheries Management
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
Survey of Accounting
Farm and Agribusiness Management
Principles of Conservation Biology
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Physical Geology (LN)
Woody Plant Materials
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Fundamentals of Management (S)
Marketing (S)
Natural Resource Biometrics
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Principles of Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resource Recreation
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Wetland Ecology and Management
Fisheries Management
Pond 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
College Physics I (LN)
Principles of Plant Pathology
Soil and Water Conservation
Hours Subtotal45
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours125

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education 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

  • 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 2029.