The Forestry Program Area of Concentration is designed to provide curricular flexibility, and addresses the individual interests of each Forestry major. This concentration may be satisfied by one of three options: 1) an Individually Designed Concentration, such as forest science, consulting forestry, or urban forestry; 2) a professionally appropriate University Minor, such as wildlife biology, botany, or international development; or 3) a Study Abroad Experience that has clear natural resource emphasis. All proposals must be endorsed by the academic advisor to the student, then approved prior to the last three semesters of study. Transfer students must have a Program of Study approved prior to the last three semesters of study, or at the time of transfer, if that is not possible.
Individually Designed Concentration: The student develops an individually designed concentration. Courses must be consistent with objectives established in the concentration proposal. If the student selects a sample concentration previously approved by the Forestry Faculty, approval may by granted by the Forestry Program Director.
University Minor: The student develops a learning objective and proposes a professionally appropriate University minor that has a clear connection to the learning objective. The same procedural and credit requirements described above apply to this option.
Study Abroad Experience: The student develops a learning objective and proposes a natural resource oriented Study Abroad Experience that clearly enhances that objective, and will result in academic credits acceptable to The University of Vermont (UVM). The same procedural and credit requirements described previously apply to this option. It may be necessary to combine this option with on-campus work to satisfy credit requirements. To the extent possible, the proposal should identify specific courses that would be taken as part of the Study Abroad Experience. Students pursing this option should consult with both The University of Vermont Office of International Education and The Office of Transfer Affairs.