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2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Renewable Natural Resources, M.S.


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(SRNR)

The school offers the MS degree in Renewable Natural Resources with areas of concentration in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forest Products, Forestry and Forest Resources, Watershed Science, and Wildlife. Students in each of the areas of concentration work with their advisory committee to develop an approved departmental-level academic course plan that will become part of their academic file. The committee must include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty to satisfy requirements of The Graduate School.

The MS degree programs in the school require each student to complete 24 hours of course work (12 hours of which must be at the 7000 level or above), six hours of thesis research credits, and successful defense of a thesis research project. No more than six total hours of RNR 7029 Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources (1-4)  or RNR 8900 Research Problems in Natural Resources (1-3)  may be included in the departmental-level academic course plan, with no more than four hours taken in any one semester. Regulations regarding the inclusion of credits earned from courses at other institutions in the departmental-level academic course plan can be found elsewhere in the Graduate Bulletin.

Each student accepted into the school will have an initial qualifying exam during the first semester administered by at least three school faculty members. This exam will identify areas of knowledge that can be improved through course work, and these courses will be included on the student’s departmental-level academic course plan. Each MS student will be required to take the following nine hours of courses as part of their required 24-hour departmental-level academic course plan:

In addition to these nine hours, MS students in the school will be required to take courses specified in each area of concentration (AOC) as part of their 24-hour departmental-level academic course plan. Specific course requirements for the MS AOCs in the SRNR include:

Master of Science in Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR), Fisheries and Aquaculture AOC (FAQM)


The Fisheries and Aquaculture AOC requires a minimum of nine hours of course work in addition to the general nine-hour requirement for all MS students in the school. The following courses, or demonstration to the student’s graduate committee of proficiency in one or more of these courses from previous course work and experience, are required, and may be included in the 9 hours required for this AOC:

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Depending on prior course work and experience, additional courses may be required to satisfy the 24-hour course requirement for the MS degree. Additional courses determined by the advisory committee will be included in the approved departmental-level academic course plan. Examples of potential courses that could contribute to the educational goals of the student and satisfy course requirements in the Fisheries and Aquaculture AOC are available on the SRNR website.

Master of Science in Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR), Forest Products AOC (FPDM)


The Forest Products AOC requires a minimum of 9 hours of course work in addition to the general nine-hour requirement for all MS students in the school. The following courses, or demonstration to the student’s graduate committee of proficiency in one or more of these courses from previous course work and experience, are required, and may be included in the nine hours required for this AOC:

Master of Science in Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR), Forestry and Forest Resources AOC (FRSM)


The Forestry and Forest Resources AOC will require a minimum of 9 hours of course work in addition to the general nine-hour requirement for all MS students in the school. Additional courses determined by the advisory committee will be included in the approved departmental-level academic course plan. Examples of potential courses that could contribute to the educational goals of the student and satisfy course requirements in the Forestry and Forest Resources AOC are available on the SRNR website (www.rnr.lsu.edu).

Master of Science in Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR), Watershed Science AOC (WSCM)


The Watershed Science AOC will require a minimum of nine hours of course work in addition to the general nine-hour requirement for all MS students in the school, including RNR 4900 Watershed Hydrology (3) , or demonstration to the student’s graduate committee of proficiency in watershed hydrology from previous course work and experience. The remaining hours will be determined by each student’s committee and will be dependent on the needs of the student and the committee-approved thesis project. Examples of potential courses that could contribute to the educational goals of the student and satisfy course requirements in the Watershed Science AOC are available on the SRNR website.

Master of Science in Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR), Wildlife AOC (WLDM)


The Wildlife AOC will require a minimum of nine hours of course work in addition to the general 9-hour requirement for all MS students in the school. The following courses, or demonstration to the student’s graduate committee of proficiency in one or more of these courses from previous course work and experience, are required, and may be included in the nine hours required for this AOC:

Note:


Depending on prior course work and experience, additional courses will be required to satisfy the 24-hour course requirement for the MS degree. Additional courses required for each student’s departmental-level academic course plan will be determined by the graduate committee. Examples of potential courses that could contribute to the educational goals of the student and satisfy course requirements in the Wildlife AOC are available on the SRNR website.

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