Biology

NRM Requirements, General Degree Program

Requirements for an NRM Degree
General Degree Program
Also see NRM Course List.

Sample curriculum:

Year One, Fall Semester

MTH 110 Algebra (prerequisite course)

BIO 120 General Biology I (required cognate) BIO 121 General Biology II (required cognate)

CHM 109 Introductory Chemistry, or GEO 111 Physical Geology (required cognate)

WRT 150 Strategies in Writing (required general education course)

 

 

Year One, Winter Semester

MTH 122 College Algebra (req cognate, BS cognate)

BIO 121 General Biology II (req cognate)

GEO 111 Physical Geology (req cognate)

NRM 150 Introduction to Natural Resources (req core)

Year Two, Fall

NRM 250 Resource Measurements and Maps (sug core)

NRM 281 Principles of Soil Science (suggested core)

BIO 215 General Ecology (req cognate)

Gen Ed Courses

Year Two, Winter

NRM 395 GIS Application in Resource Mgt (only offered in winter) 

STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics (req cognate)

Gen Ed Courses

Year Three, Fall

Cognate courses

NRM core electives

Gen Ed courses

 

Year Three, Winter

NRM 320 Intro to Resource Systems (required core, BS cognate)

Gen Ed Courses

Cognate courses

NRM core electives

Year Four, Fall

BIO 460 Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology (required core, BS cognate)

Cognate courses

NRM core electives

 

Year Four, Winter

NRM 495 Capstone: Trends in NRM (required core).

Cognate courses

NRM core electives

Key:

required cognate - you must take this class suggested cognate - we strongly recommend that you take this class

required core - you must take this class suggested core - we strongly recommend that you take this class

General education classes, cognates, and NRM elective classes should be taken to complete your schedule. You may want to consider taking the Earth and the Environment Theme; be advised that BIO 105 will NOT count as a cognate class. Consult with your advisor about the other choices in that category.

 

          Optional Core Courses:

 

NRM 140 The Climatic Factor

NRM 380 Special Topics (also NRM 180, 280, 480)

NRM 240 Principles of Climatology

NRM 330 Environmental Pollution

NRM 399 Readings in Resource Management

NRM 420 Wildland Recreation Mgmt.

NRM 451 Natural Resource Policy

NRM 452 Watershed and Wetland Management

NRM 462 Forest Ecosystem Management

NRM 481 Soilscapes and Soil Classification

NRM 484 Land Reclamation

NRM 490 Internship in Resource Management

NRM 499 Research in Resource Management

 

BIO 408 Wildlife Management (check with your advisor)
Core (NRM) Classes:
  • You must take and pass a minimum of 40 credits of NRM core classes with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

    BIO 460 counts as a core (NRM) class.

    BIO 408 may be counted as a core (NRM) class with the approval of your advisor.

    You should consult with your advisor for guidance as to which classes to take.

    Cognate Classes:

You must take and pass a minimum of 40 credits of classes in cognate areas         (they may NOT have an NRM prefix).

 

MTH 122 College Algebra STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics

BIO 120 General Biology I BIO 121 General Biology II

BIO 215 General Ecology GEO 111 Physical Geology

CHM 109 Introductory Chemistry, or CHM 115 Principles of Chemistry I

 

Select the remaining 13 hours from the following categories

BIO 222 and above MTH 123 and above

CHM 116 and above GPY 307 (suggested cognate) or 407

CIS 150 and above STA 216 and above

GEO 112 and above

 

You should consult with your advisor for guidance as to which classes to take. This is particularly important if you plan to attend graduate school.

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            Supplemental Writing Skills (SWS):

WRT 150 should be taken before your first SWS class.

 

Two SWS (supplemental writing skills) classes must be completed. Only one can have a NRM prefix. NRM 495, a required class, is also an SWS class. Please check the schedule carefully to ensure that these classes are being taught as SWS classes (occasionally they do not have an SWS designation).

 

General:

Most of the classes should be taken in the order suggested on the other side because they are prerequisites to NRM classes.

Most of the NRM classes are offered only once each year.

NRM classes are generally not offered during the summer. You are encouraged to obtain a natural resources management job, an internship (NRM 490), conduct a research project (NRM 499), or take general education and elective classes during the summer.

NRM 180, 280, 380 and 480 are designations for a special topics class. You may take multiple classes with an NRM X80 designation because each class will cover a different topic.

No more than 3 credits of NRM 499 (research) will be counted toward your major.

No more than 5 credits of NRM 490 (internship) and NRM 499 (research) total can be applied to the major.

BIO 417 and BIO 418 are field trip classes. You MAY be able to count these classes as core classes (NRM credit) but you MUST check with your advisor BEFORE you take the class. No more than 6 credits can be applied to the major.

There are 27 credits of cognates required in the curriculum:

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