101: Introduction to Forest Resources. 4-0-1. An introduction to forest resources management and utilization.
201: Microcomputer Applications. 0-3-3. Introduction to microcomputers with specific applications in filing conventions, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic communications, and other topics.
202: Forest Fire. 0-2-2. Fire; itsí role in ecosystems, use in management, and control.
205: Dendrology. 3-1-2. Preq., BISC 130 or 134 and FOR 101. The identification, classification, characteristics, and distribution of the principal forest trees of the United States, with emphasis on conifers.
206: Dendrology. 4-0-1. Preq., FOR 205. A continuation of FOR 205, with emphasis on hardwoods and spring and summer characteristics.
211: Forest Recreation. 0-2-2. Forestry and non-forestry majors. Recreational use of forests and wild lands. Social, physical, and spiritual benefits of forest recreation. Forest recreation in the economy of the nation.
215: Forests and Society. 0-3-3. For non-forestry majors. Forestry and its role in today's economic and environmental issues; factors influencing the future of forest resources in the region and nationally.
301: Forestry Ecology. 4-2-3. Preq., FOR 405. Ecological factors affecting the growth and development of trees and stands.
302: Silviculture. 4-2-3. Preq., FOR 301. An in-depth study of practices used in forest stands to regenerate, cultivate, and harvest them.
303: Regional Silviculture. 0-2-2. Preq., FOR 302. An assessment of the significant biological, physical and economic qualities of the forest regions of the U.S. and their effect on silvicultural practices.
306: Forest Measurements. 4-2-3. Preq., MATH 101. Principles of sampling and measuring trees, area, forest stands, growth, and land productivity.
312: Forest and Forest Products Entomology. 0-2-2. Study important insects affecting pine, hardwood, and urban trees in the South, including a basic overview of insects in relation to the Animal Kingdom.
313: Forest and Forest Products Pathology. 4-2-3. The important diseases of forests and forest products.
314: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation and Management. 4-2-3. Habitat requirements, evaluation, and management for wildlife.
315: Forest Measurements. 3 credit hours. Preq., FOR 306. Execution of forest surveys; techniques of growth measurement; determination of volume of trees and stands.
317: Aerial Photo Interpretation. 0-2-2. Principles of recognition and classification of vegetative types on large-scale imagery, including forest inventory techniques.
318: Forest Operations. 3-2-3. Study of mechanized forest operations including all functions from timber felling to delivery of product to mill. Logging safety. Machinery costs. Forest road engineering.
319: Forest Products Manufacturing. 3-0-1. An in-depth look at the manufacturing processes used to produce the major forest products and tours of selected production facilities.
320: Field Silviculture. 8-0-2. Preq., FOR 302. The practice of silviculture field procedures used in the southern forest to regenerate and grow tree stands.
322: Bottomland Hardwoods. 4-1-2. Preq., FOR 320. Silviculture and utilization of bottomland hardwoods.
324: GPS in Natural Resource Management. 4-1-2. Preq., Junior standing or consent of instructor. Introduction to GPS applications in natural resource management.
340: Wood Machining Processes. 3-2-3. Preq., FOR 404 or consent of instructor. Machinery, milling methods, and methods for conversion of trees into usable products.
341: Bonding and Finishing of Wood 3-2-3. Preq., FOR 404 or consent of instructor. Adhesive and cohesive properties of glues and finishes and their use in the forest products manufacturing.
355: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 3-2-3. Preq., junior standing or above or consent of instructor. An introduction to geographic information systems focusing on geographic concepts, spatial data manipulation and analysis, and understanding and application of GIS software.
401: Forest Management. 4-2-3. Preq., Forestry Field Session. Managing forest properties to meet landowner objectives using growth and yield models, optimization techniques, best management practices, and sound business principles.
402: Watershed Management. 3-2-3. Preq., FOR 301 and 405, or permission of instructor. Water resources and problems. Emphasis on the forest hydrologic system and its management. (G)
404: Wood Technology and Products. 3-2-3. Preq., BISC 122, 123; FOR 205, 206; or consent of instructor. Formation, structure, identification and properties of commercial woods plus an overview of the manufacturing processes used to produce the major forest products. (G)
405: Forest Soils. 3-2-3. Preq., CHEM 100 or permission of instructor. Physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and associated management problems with an emphasis on site productivity and sustainability. (G)
406: Forest Economics/Valuation. 4-3-4. Preq., ECON 201/202 or 215, and junior standing. Economics and financial principles as a basis for decision making in forestry. (G)
408: Seasoning and Preservation. 3-2-3. Preq., FOR 404. Theory and practice of air seasoning and kiln drying of forest products. The basis of wood preservation, preservatives, and methods of application. (G)
410: Forest Policy. 0-3-3.. Senior standing or consent of instructor. The basic principles, policies, and professional ethics of federal , state, and private forestry. (G)
412: Forest Tree Improvement. 0-2-2. Methods of improvement of forest trees by use of modern plant breeding techniques. (G)
413: Professional Practice. 6-0-2. Preq., Senior standing and FOR 401. Data accumulation and analysis; development of forest resource management alternatives and recommendations. A comprehensive state licensure examination or the GRE is mandatory.
414: Wood Products Processing. 3-2-3. Preq., FOR 404. Hardwood and softwood lumber grades. Manufacture of lumber, veneer, plywood, laminated products and reconstituted panels. (G)
418: Land Resource Management. 0-3-3. The socioeconomic-political policies and programs concerning the allocation of land and the management of natural resources. (G)
420: Problems. 1-3 semester hours credit. Preq., approval of the School Director. Special problems in forestry and wood utilization correlated with management of land and natural resources.
422: Seminar 0-1-1. Preq., Senior standing. Development of professional oral communication skills.
425: Forest Growth & Yield Modeling. 0-2-2. Preq., FOR 306, MATH 212, AGSC 320, or QA 233. Concepts, theories, and parameters involving the development and use of forest growth models; emphasizing applications to forest growth projections and management.
428: Wetland Ecology. 0-3-3. Study of wetland characteristics and the ecological processes occurring within wetlands. Wetland delineation, restoration, construction and regulation will also be covered. Also listed as BISC 428.
445: Forest Ecosystem Management. 4-2-3. Preq., junior standing or higher, or consent of instructor. Forest ecosystems of the South, their history, function, components, protection, and management. (G)
450: Natural Resource Economics. 0-3-3. Tools for economic decision-making applied to the use and allocation of natural resources associated with agriculture. Costs and benefits of various approaches to natural resource management. (G)
455: Intermediate Geographic Information Systems. 4-2-3. Preq., FOR 355 or consent of instructor. Intermediate geographic information systems technology focusing on theoretical, technical, and applied aspects of analytical GIS.
477: Practica/Internship/Cooperative Education in Forestry. 1-9 hours credit (9). (Pass/Fail). On site, supervised, structured work experiences located within a 100 mile radius of Ruston. Application and supervision fee required.
478: Practica/Internship/Cooperative Education in Forestry. 1-9 hours credit (9). (Pass/Fail). On site, supervised, structured work experiences located within a 101-200 mile radius of Ruston. Application and supervision fee required.
479: Practica/Internship/Cooperative Education in Forestry. 1-9 hours credit (9). (Pass/Fail). On site, supervised, structured work experiences located beyond a 201-mile radius of Ruston. Application and supervision fee required.
526: Rocky Mountain Forest Resource Management. 4-2-3. Preq., consent of instructor. A study of ponderosa pine and spruce-fir ecosystems with respect to issues unique to the Central Rocky Mountains.
528: Advanced Wetland Ecology. 0-3-3. Study of wetland characteristics and the ecological processes occurring within wetlands. Wetland delineation, restoration, construction and regulation will also be covered. Cross-listed as BISC 528.