College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Forestry, Bachelor of Science in Forestry

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR101 Forestry Introduction 3
Description: Introduces the subject areas and career opportunities in forestry. Required of lower-division forestry students currently enrolled at NAU. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. CIS120 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3
Description: Introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR212 Trees & Forests Of No America 2
Description: Introduces important forest trees and forest types in North America. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3
Description: Development of basic skills for creation and delivery of oral messages in public and in small groups. Emphasizes organization and reasoning. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only.. Course fee required. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
5. STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
7. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR211 Forest Measurements 3
Description: Fundamentals of measuring forest ecosystems and resources, land surveying, mapping, and orienteering. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher and Prerequisite or Corequisite: STA 270
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. FOR220 Forest & Range Plants 2
Description: The course will train students in identificaiton, taxonomy, range, and uses of forest and range plants via classroom activities and field labs. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 4 CHM130 Notes
Description: Principles of chemistry course for students requiring only one semester of chemistry and those proceeding to a one-semester organic (CHM 230) course. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+) or Pre- or Corequisite: STA 270
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Complete CHM 130/130L or CHM 151/151L ¿ CHM 130/130L is recommended.
4. CHM130L Fundamental Chemistry Lab 1 CHM130L Notes
Description: Introduces general laboratory practices and uses the scientific method to solve problems of a chemical nature. Introduces green chemistry principles. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 130
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Complete CHM 130/130L or CHM 151/151L ¿ CHM 130/130L is recommended.
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR213 Ecology & Mgt Of Forests Soils 3
Description: Introduces soil science, with special emphasis on forest soils. Topics include soil formation and classification; the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil; and impacts of human-based activities on soils. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and (CHM 130L or CHM 151L) Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 182 or BIO 182H
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 Corequisite: BIO 182L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: BIO 182 or 182H
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. ECO284 Principles Of Economics: Micro 3
Description: Overview of a market economy; analysis of supply and demand; using graphical techniques; consumer behavior; production and costs; determination of prices in various product and resource markets; causes and consequences of income distribution, international economics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
5. FOR215 Writing In Forestry 2
Description: An overview of and training in types of writing expected of students in the professional forestry program: technical synthesis papers, laboratory reports, memos, professional opinion pieces, and management plans. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
7. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
Apply for professional program

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR313 Forest Ecology I 4
Description: Studies abiotic and biotic components affecting the structure, composition, and function of forests: individuals, populations, and communities. 3 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Forestry (BSF)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. FOR314 Forest Ecology II 3
Description: Studies abiotic and biotic components affecting the structure, composition, and function of forests: landscapes and ecosystems. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Forestry (BSF) and Corequisite: FOR 313
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. FOR315 Silviculture I 3
Description: Silviculture is applied forest ecology. This course, paired with FOR 313 and FOR 314 (Forest Ecology I and II, respectively), introduces students to the application of ecological knowledge of the management of forests. Students will be introduced to the principles and theories of silviculture, both in the classroom and in forest-based field labs. 2 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Forestry BSF program Corequisite: FOR 313 and FOR 314
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. FOR316 Silviculture Applications 3
Description: Art and science of growing trees in forested stands: applications. 2 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: FOR 315
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR323W Forest Management I 3
Description: Studies techniques and skills needed to manage complex forested ecosystems for the generation of goods and services. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 313, FOR 314 and FOR 315 with grades of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. FOR324 Forest Management II 3
Description: Studies role of human needs and values in the management of forested ecosystems. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 313, FOR 314 and FOR 315 with grades of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Corequisite: FOR 323W
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. FOR325 Forest Management III 3
Description: Evaluates interactions between and among competing and complementary uses of forested ecosystems within a human context. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 313, FOR 314 and FOR 315 with grades of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Corequisite: FOR 324
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. FOR326W Forest Management IV 4
Description: Integrates principles of forest ecosystem management across spatial, temporal, and geopolitical scales. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 313 and FOR 314 and FOR 315 with grades of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Corequisite: FOR 325W
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR413 Forest Ecosystem Assessment I 3
Description: Studies principles and foundations of the techniques and practices required to characterize forest conditions. 2 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: FOR 323W, FOR 324 and FOR 325 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. FOR414C Forest Ecosystem Assessment II 3
Description: Applies techniques and practices required to characterize forest conditions. 2 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 323W and FOR 324W and FOR 325W with grades of C or better and Corequisite: FOR 413C
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FOR423C Forestry Capstone 3
Description: Students will implement the capstone project they conceived in FOR 411. This course will culminate in the preparation of a formal capstone report and an oral presentation that will be open to the School of Forestry community. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 411 with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. FOR424C Forest Ecosystem Planning II 3
Description: Applies planning tools for the development of landscape-level forest management plans. 2 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FOR 413C and FOR 414C with grades of C or better and Corequisite: FOR 423C and (POS 344 or POS 359)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. FOR360 Natural Resources Policy 3
Description: Fundamentals of the natural resource policy making and implementation process. Focus on legislative history and current policy topics for United States land management agencies. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
-Option C-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete a certificate or the individualized concentration for 12-15 units. See catalog for a list of approved certificates and courses.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: General electives are needed to reach the 120 unit total. You may need more or less than 3 units depending on previously taken courses.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) CST 111 (3), ECO 284 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CIS 120 (3), BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) STA 270 (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION
A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree. 
The Pre-Professional foundation (1st ¿ 4th term) consists of the following 48 units (or the equivalent for transfer students), which you must satisfactorily complete with a grade of C or better before you are eligible to enter the Professional Program:

  • ENG 105 (4 units)
  • MAT 125 & STA 270 (7 units)
  • CHM 130 & 130L or CHM 151 & 151L (5 units)   
  • BIO 181/181L  (4 units)
  • BIO 182/182L (4 units)
  • ECO 284 (3 units)
  • CIS 120 (3 units)   
  • CST 111 (3 units)
  • FOR 101, 211, 212, 213, 215, and 220 (15 units
     
Application and admission to the Professional Program (5th ¿ 8th term) is required.  This is generally done during the 4th term.  You must complete all of the listed lower-division Pre-Professional courses (above) with a 2.75 GPA before you can be admitted to and enrolled in the Professional Program.   Be aware that the 5th term only starts in the Fall.  Contact the Student Services Coordinator in the School of Forestry for details.
 
 Some courses must be multiple used in Liberal Studies, Diversity and/or Certificate requirements.  For example:  Take a liberal studies course that also satisfies a diversity requirement.

* Complete an approved Certificate or the Individualized Concentration for 12-15 units. Certificates require a minimum of 9 units of 300-400 level courses.  You must also earn a grade of C or better in each Certificate or Concentration course or Pass in Pass/Fail courses. Below is a list of approved certificates.  See catalog for requirements.
  • Fire Ecology and Management
  • Forest Health and Ecological Restoration
  • International Forestry and Conservation
  • Human Dimensions of Forest Management
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management

**  You must complete CHM 130/130L or CHM 151/151L ¿ CHM 130/130L is recommended.

Recitations are available and strongly encouraged for BIO 181, BIO 182, & CHM 130; however they are not required.

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Erin Saunders
Student Services Coordinator
School of Forestry
Building 82, Room 103A
Phone: (928) 523-8956
EMAIL: Erin.Saunders@nau.edu
http://www.for.nau.edu/cms/

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: (928) 523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.