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2017-2018 General Catalog 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Resource Ecology & Management, B.S.


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Areas of Concentration


Conservation Biology


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: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


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 MATH 1550 /MATH 1551  in place of MATH 1431 .

2 - Conservation Biology area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , BIOL 4015 /RNR 4015 , ECON 4320  or RNR 4038 RNR 2031 /RNR 2072 , RNR 3018 RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 RNR 4150 . Select one course from the following: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 . Select 9 hours from: BIOL 4017 EMS 3040 GEOG 4078 OCS 3103 OCS 4600 RNR 4268 

3 - 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 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: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


  • Area of concentration courses (4)2
  • Free Electives (12)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


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

Total Semester Hours: 15

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


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

2 - Ecological Restoration area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , BIOL 4015 /RNR 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 from3: 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 .

3- 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 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: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (16)2
Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


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

2 -  Fisheries and Aquaculture area of concentration courses3: 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 .

3 - 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: 15

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 (4)
Total Semester Hours: 17

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 must 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: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


  • Area of Concentration Courses (8)1,2
  • Free Electives (8)3
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (15)1
Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 15

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 – Forest Resources Management area of concentration courses: AGRO 2051 , CHEM 1212 , ENTM 4018 /PLHL 4018 , PHIL 2020 , RNR 2003 , RNR 3004 RNR 3034 , RNR 3036 , RNR 3037 , RNR 3040 , RNR 3041 , RNR 3103 , RNR 3105 , RNR 3106 RNR 4001 , RNR 4032 RNR 4036 , RNR 4038 . Select from RNR 4150  or RNR 4900 . Students must complete fall courses  RNR 3002  and RNR 4001  before 8-week spring courses RNR 3034 RNR 3036 RNR 3037 RNR 3040 RNR 3041 RNR 3103 , and RNR 3105   

2 –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 , RNR 4032 ). 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 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: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (18)2
Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


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

2 - Wetland Science area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 /PHIL 1021 , OCS 4165 , RNR 3002 RNR 3004 RNR 3108 , RNR 4013 , BIOL 4020 /RNR 4020 , RNR 4033 RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 , RNR 4150 . 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 , RNR 3018 , 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 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: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


  • Free Elective (1)
  • Area of concentration courses (14)2,3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


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

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 17

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


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

2 -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 4036 , RNR 4038 RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 , RNR 4150 . Select one course from: RNR 3108  or AGRO 2051 . Select one course or course from: RNR 3106 , RNR 3107 RNR 4032  . * Take one hour of RNR 3041 .

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.

Wildlife Ecology


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 .
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1431 .
SEMESTER 3: CHEM 1201 /CHEM 1422  
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: 16

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


  • Area of concentration courses (16)2
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 16

128 Total Sem. Hrs.


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

2 - Wildlife Ecology area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060 /CHEM 2261 /PHYS 2001 , RNR 2031 /RNR 2072 , RNR 3005 RNR 3018 RNR 4011 RNR 4103 , RNR 4107 , RNR 4913 BIOL 4015 /RNR 4015  . Select one course from: RNR 4023  or RNR 4040 . Select eight hours from3BIOL 4141 , BIOL 4142 , BIOL 4146 ENTM 4002 ENTM 4005 ENTM 4040 RNR 4012 RNR 4013 , RNR 4016 RNR 4037 RNR 4064 RNR 4110 OCS 4012 .

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 /CHEM 1422  
SEMESTER 3: MATH 1550 .
SEMESTER 4: RNR 1010 /RNR 1071 ; BIOL 1201 .
SEMESTER 5: RNR 2101 /RNR 2001 .

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16-18

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 14

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: 15-16

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 .

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