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2016-2017 General Catalog
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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Resource Ecology & Management, B.S.



Areas of Concentration


Conservation Biology


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010  /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
*Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
*Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
*Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001 .
 

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


  •  Area of Concentration Courses (11-12)3
  • Free Electives (5-4)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 16

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may elect to take CHEM 1212  in place of BIOL 1208  and BIOL 1209 .

2 - Students may elect to take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

3 - Conservation Biology area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , BIOL 4015 /ENTM 4015 , RNR 2031 /RNR 2072 , RNR 3018 , RNR 4011 , RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 . Select two courses from the following4: BIOL 4141 , BIOL 4142 , BIOL 4146 , RNR 4012  ,RNR 4013  , RNR 4037 , RNR 4110 RNR 4145 . Select one course from the following4: RNR 4020  or BIOL 4041 . Select one course from the following: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 .

4- Students seeking federal employment following graduation should consult their academic advisor about federal requirements for animal and plant taxonomy courses. 

Ecological Restoration


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010  /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
*Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
*Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
*Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


  • Area of concentration courses (4)3
  • Free Electives (11)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (15)3
  • Free Electives (2)
Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 15

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may elect to take CHEM 1212  in place of BIOL 1208  and BIOL 1209 .

2 - Students interested in advanced graduate or professional degrees are advised to take MATH 1431 . Students may take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

3 - Ecological Restoration area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , BIOL 4015 /ENTM 4015 , BIOL 4017 , EMS 4010 /ENVS 4010 , OCS 4565 , RNR 4038 , RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 . Select one course from: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 . Select 16 hours from4: AGRO 3040 , BIOL 4041 , BIOL 4055 , BIOL 4141 , BIOL 4142 , BIOL 4146 , GEOG 2050 , GEOL 1001 , ENVS 4477 , OCS 4165 , OCS 4560 , RNR 2003 , RNR 2031 /RNR 2072  , RNR 3005 , RNR 3018 , RNR 3106 , RNR 3108 , RNR 4001 , RNR 4011 , RNR 4013 , RNR 4032 , RNR 4033 , RNR 4150 , or RNR 4900 .

4- Students seeking federal employment following graduation should consult their academic advisor about federal requirements for animal and plant taxonomy courses. 

Fisheries and Aquaculture


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010  /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
* Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
* Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
* Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major field.
* Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one additional hour of general electives in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (16)3
Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may elect to take CHEM 1212  in place of BIOL 1208  and BIOL 1209 .

2 - Students may elect to take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

3 - Fisheries and Aquaculture area of concentration courses4: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , BIOL 2051 RNR 2002 , RNR 4022 , RNR 4023 , RNR 4037 , RNR 4040 , RNR 4061 *, RNR 4103 , RNR 4106 , RNR 4107 , RNR 4145 .

*Students take 1 hour of RNR 4061 .

4- Students seeking federal employment following graduation should consult their academic advisor about federal requirements for animal and plant taxonomy courses. 

Forest Enterprise


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
*Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
*Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
*Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


  • Area of concentration courses (13)2,4
  • Free Electives (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (9)2
  • Free Electives (6)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

2 - Forest Enterprise area of concentration courses: ACCT 2001 , BLAW 3201 , CHEM 1212 , MGT 3200 , RNR 2003 , RNR 2043 , RNR 3002 , RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 *, RNR 3105 , RNR 4001 , RNR 4036 , RNR 4038 . *Must take three different sections of RNR 3041  (one credit hour each) or a combination of RNR 3038 , RNR 3039 , or RNR 3041  for a total of three credit hours. RNR 3002  and RNR 4001  must be completed in the fall before spring courses RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041  and RNR 3105 .

Select 12 hours from: AGEC 3003 , AGEC 3413 , AGEC 4403 , AGEC 4443 **, FIN 3352 , FIN 3353 , FIN 3440 , or RNR 4107 . ** A minimum of 9 hours of AGEC may be selected.

3 – Students interested in professional certification in forestry, participation in required forestry camp courses, or graduate or professional school are advised to take PHIL 2020  as one general education humanities course.

4 – The 6th semester is intended to include the 8 week field camp experience (RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 ) preceded by 8 week on-campus courses (RNR 3103 , RNR 3105 ). Students shall only enroll in 8 week area of concentration and 8 week elective courses during this semester and shall expect to be off campus extended period of time, including overnight trips, during the second 8 weeks. 

Forest Resources Management


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
*Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
*Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
*Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


  • Area of Concentration Courses (11)2,3
  • Free Electives (4)3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (15)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 15

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 – Students interested in professional certification in forestry, participation in required forestry camp courses, or graduate and professional school are advised to take MATH 1431 .

2 – Forest Resources Management area of concentration courses: AGRO 2051 , CHEM 1212 , ENTM 4018 /PLHL 4018 , PHIL 2020 , RNR 2003 , RNR 2043 , RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 *, RNR 3103 , RNR 3105 , RNR 4001 , RNR 4036 , RNR 4038 .*Must take three different sections of RNR 3041  (1 credit hour each) for a total of three credit hours.

Select 11 hours from: GEOG 4044 , GEOG 3070 , MGT 3200 , MGT 3320 , MGT 4113 , MKT 3401 , RNR 2031 /RNR 2072 , RNR 3018 , RNR 3106 , RNR 3107 , RNR 4032 , RNR 4033 , RNR 4107 , or RNR 4150 .

3 – The 6th semester is intended to include the 8 week field camp experience (RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 ) preceded by 8 week on-campus courses (RNR 3103 , RNR 3105 ). Students shall only enroll in 8 week area of concentration and 8 week elective courses during this semester and shall expect to be off campus extended period of time, including overnight trips, during the second 8 weeks.
 

Wetland Science


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
*Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
*Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
*Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (14-15)3
  • Free Electives (4-3)
Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may elect to take CHEM 1212  in place of BIOL 1208  and BIOL 1209 .

2 - Students may elect to take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

3 - Wetland Science area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , OCS 4165 , RNR 3108 , RNR 4013 , RNR 4020 , RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 . Select one course from the following: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 . Select one course from OCS 4308 , OCS 4465 , or OCS 4560 ; and select one pair of courses from RNR 2031  and RNR 4011 , or RNR 2002  and RNR 4023 , or RNR 2002  and RNR 4040 .

Wildlife Habitat Conservation & Management


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
* Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
* Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
* Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one additional hour of general electives in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


  • Free Elective (1)
  • Area of concentration courses (14)3,4
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (13)3
  • Free Electives (2)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 17

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may elect to take CHEM 1212  in place of BIOL 1208  and BIOL 1209 .

2 - Students interested in professional certification in forestry, participation in required forestry camp courses, or graduate or professional school are advised to take MATH 1431 . Students may elect to take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

3 - Wildlife Habitat Conservation & Management area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , RNR 2001 , RNR 2043 , RNR 3002 , RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 *, RNR 3103 , RNR 3105 , RNR 3018 , RNR 4001 , RNR 4033 , RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 . *Must take three different sections of RNR 3041  (1 credit hour each) for a total of three credit hours. Select one course from: RNR 3108  or AGRO 3040 . Select one course from the following: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 . Select one course or course pair from RNR 4032  or RNR 3106  and RNR 3107 ; and select one pair from RNR 4036  and RNR 4038  or EMS 1011  and EMS 3040 .

4 – The 6th semester is intended to include the 8 week field camp experience (RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 ) preceded by 8 week on-campus courses (RNR 3103 , RNR 3105 ). Students shall only enroll in 8 week area of concentration and 8 week elective courses during this semester and shall expect to be off campus extended period of time, including overnight trips, during the second 8 weeks.

Wildlife Ecology


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 4:  RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS
* Complete ENGL 1001  and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
* Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
* Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one additional hour of general electives in place of AGRI 1001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (11)3
  • Free Electives (5)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 16

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Students may elect to take CHEM 1212  in place of BIOL 1208  and BIOL 1209 .

2 - Students may elect to take MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

3 - Wildlife Ecology area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , RNR 2031 /RNR 2072 , RNR 3005 , RNR 4011 , RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 , ENGL 3002 , BIOL 4015 /ENTM 4015 . Select one course from: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 . Select two courses from4BIOL 4141 , BIOL 4142 , BIOL 4146 , RNR 3018 , RNR 4012 , RNR 4013 , RNR 4110 RNR 4145 .

4- Students seeking federal employment following graduation should consult their academic advisor about federal requirements for animal and plant taxonomy courses. 

Pre-veterinary Medicine - Wildlife & Fisheries


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 3: MATH 1022 /MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16-18

Semester 6


STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO THE LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE FOLLOWING THE 6TH SEMESTER WILL COMPLETE SEMESTERS 7 AND 8 AT THE LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE.

STUDENTS NOT ACCEPTED TO THE LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE MUST LEAVE THE PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE AREA OF CONCENTRATUON AND MUST SELECT A 4-YEAR CURRICULUM.

Total Semester Hours: 13

140 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Calculus is required by many graduate schools.

*Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one additional hour of approved electives in place of AGRI 1001 .