University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Forestry (Bachelor of Science)


The Forestry major provides students with an education in ecologically responsible forestry, emphasizing the complex landscapes of the northeastern United States. Students develop their abilities to coordinate and manage all aspects of sustainable forestry through an education that combines a strong foundation in natural and social sciences with hands-on field-based classes, internships, research experiences, and forest management projects. The curriculum is integrative, technologically current, and science-based.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Students supplement a core of required Forestry and related courses with a student-proposed, faculty-approved area of concentration1 such as forest ecosystem health, forest ecology, consulting forestry, public forest administration, or international development. The concentration represents at least twelve credits and may be self-designed2, an appropriate university minor, or a natural resource oriented study abroad experience.

A total of 124 credits is required for the degree.

Required courses: PBIO 004; CHEM 023; MATH 0183; NR 025, NR 1403, WFB 224; PSS 161; a course in economics or ecological economics; FOR 021, FOR 073, FOR 0814, FOR 121, FOR 1225, FOR 182, FOR 223, FOR 235, FOR 272; twelve additional credits in area of concentration.

1 Must be endorsed by the student's advisor and approved by the Forestry faculty prior to the last four semesters of study.

2 At least nine credits are to be at the 100-level or higher.

3 Also fulfills RSENR general education requirement.

4 Transfer students with 45 or more credits are exempt from FOR 081.

5 Field intensive course offered only during the summer session.



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