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Option Natural Resources Conservation and Technology Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry



Students will develop the skills necessary to apply natural resources techniques and ecological concepts on the ground and to acquire the knowledge necessary to assist management within both the ecosystem and socio-political components of natural resource management.

Note: This option is designed for the OSU-Cascades Campus. Students utilize course work from the Cascades campus partner institution Central Oregon Community College. The option may be modified to provide appropriate transfer of courses from other community colleges with forest technology degree programs.



No more than 20 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-division credits.

Conservation Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FW 251. Wildlife Conservation (3)[COCC]
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)

Technology Courses (3 courses, 9–10 credits)

BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
FOR 220A. Aerial Photo (3)[COCC]
FOR 230A. Map, Compass, and GPS (3)[COCC]
FOR 230B. Forest Surveying (3)[COCC]

Sustainability (2 courses, 7 credits)

NR 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)
NR 499. Special Topics: Sustainable Community Practicum (3)

Ecology and Ecosystems

Choose 15+ credits from the following, no more than 2 courses in the same department:
CSS/SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)
FOR 240B. Wildlife Ecology (3)[COCC]
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 444. Ecological Aspects of Park Management (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I–Grasslands (3)

 

Total=40


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
[COCC] Course at Central Oregon Community College

 


Option Code: 664




 
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