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Forest Resources Management Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Area of Emphasis: Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Pathway: Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Learn about the balancing act of managing land for timber production and wood products while considering wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water quality.

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 101 General Biology or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry or
    CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Select one of the following courses:
    1
    FOR 101 Careers in Natural Resources Management 1 or
    WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
15
Spring
  • PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 150 Applied Calculus Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    FOR 240 Introduction to Computing in Natural Resources or
    CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications
  • FRM Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Download the Guide application
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • FOR 205 Dendrology Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • FMAN 212 Forest Ecology Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • FMAN 222 Forest Mensuration Exclamation Point
    4
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • WMAN 234 Forest Wildlife Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • FOR 326 Remote Sensing of Environment
    3
  • FRM Elective
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • FMAN 311 Silvicultural Systems Exclamation Point
    4
  • WDSC 223 Wood Anatomy and Structure Exclamation Point
    3
  • FOR 438 Human Dimensions Natural Resource Management
    3
  • FRM Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • FMAN 330 Principles of Forestry Economics Exclamation Point
    4
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • WDSC 232 Wood Grading and Procurement Exclamation Point
    3
  • FOR 206 Winter Dendrology
    1
  • FRM Elective
    3
15
Summer
  • FMAN 400 Forest Resources Management Field Practice Exclamation Point
    6
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Join an intramural team
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • FMAN 433 Forest Management
    3
  • FOR 421 Renewable Resources Policy and Governance
    3
  • WDSC 422 Harvesting Forest Products
    3
  • FHYD 444 Watershed Management Exclamation Point
    3
12
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    ENTO 470 Forest Pest Management or
    PPTH 470 Forest Pest Management
  • FMAN 434 Forest Resources Management Planning
    3
  • COMM 104 Public Communication Exclamation Point
    3
  • FRM Elective
    2
12
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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