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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Forestry

Students majoring in agronomy study crop, soil, and environmental sciences under one of five options: agroecology; agronomy management and business; plant breeding; research and development; or soil and environmental science. A minimum of 15 credits in agronomy courses must be earned at Iowa State.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
  Engl 150, 250; 314, or 302 or 309; Lib 160; Sp Cm 212
22 Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
  Math 140, 150; Stat 101 or 104; Chem 163, 163L; Biol 211, 211L; Agron 154
15 Humanities, ethics, and social science
  3 cr. in humanities; 3 cr. in ethics from approved list; Soc 130 or 134 and 3 cr. in U.S. diversity and 3 cr. in international perspectives
29 Forestry courses
  For 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 302, 451, 454; NREM 110, 120, 211
R Practical experience requirement
  NREM 104
Students majoring in forestry are required to choose one of the following options at the end of their sophomore year: forest ecosystem management; sustainable material science and technology; urban and community forestry; natural resource conservation and restoration; or interpretation of natural resources.
Cr.
40 Sustainable Materials Science and Technology
  Chem 231, 231L, Econ 101, For 280, 480, 481, 483, 485, 486, 487; Math 151; Mkt 340, Stat 401
35 Forest Ecosystem Management
  Biol 212, 212L, For 280, 342, 356, 452; one course from NREM 385, 460; For 453; Math 151 or 181; NREM 301, 345; Pl P 416
37 Urban and Community Forestry
  Biol 212, 212L; For 280, 356, 452, 475; Hort 342 or 344; one course from NREM 385,460 or For 453; Math 151 or 181; Pl P 416; Soc 310 or 382; C R P 253 or 270
44 Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration
  A Ecl 312; Biol 212, 212L, 204; For 356, 452; one course from NREM 385, 460 or For 453; Math 151 or 181; NREM 301, 330, 390, 407; Pl P 416; 3 credits from approved departmental list
34 Interpretation of Natural Resources
  A Ecl 365 and 366; Biol 212, 212L, 366, Ent 370, NREM 303, 330, 430; For 452, one course from (For 453 or NREM 460 or 385); one course from Agron 206, Astro 120, Geol 100, 101, 108; select remaining credits to complete 34 credits from approved departmental list.
5.5-15.5 Free electives
128 Total credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
3 Critical Thinking and CommunicationEngl 150
R Orientation in Natural Resource Ecology and ManagementNREM 110
3 College AlgebraMath 140
3 Principles of Biology IBiol 211
1 Principles of Biology Laboratory IBiol 211L
3 Introduction to Renewable ResourcesNREM 120
3 Social ScienceSoc 130 or 134
16
Cr. Spring
3 Foundations of Soil ScienceAgron 154
0.5 Library Lib 160
3 or 4 StatisticsStat 101 or 104
4 General Chemistry I Chem 163
1 General Chemistry Lab IChem 163L
3 or 4 Wood Properties and IdentificationFor 280 or U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives
14.5 or 16.5