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Natural Resources B.S.

Agriculture and Natural Resources
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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 65 to 79
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
Managing natural resources is increasingly important, with increasing human populations and limited natural resources and habitats. Natural resource managers help balance the needs of people with the ability of ecosystems to sustainably support soil, water, forests, wildlife, fish, and recreational resources. UMC's bachelor of science in natural resources provides an integrated approach to soil and water conservation, wildlife and fisheries management, forestry, and recreation. This combination enables graduates to work with a variety of resources and people and to build a career tailored to their interests. Students select one of the following emphases: Ecological restoration Natural resources law enforcement Natural resources management Park management Water resource management Wildlife management Program outcomes: Apply an integrated approach to resource management that incorporates environmental, economic, and social considerations Demonstrate appropriate technical knowledge and practical applications necessary for employment in the natural resources field Perform group problem solving, decision-making, and conflict management to be effective in resource management Demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate for a beginning natural resource professional Be aware of the necessity of continuing education and professional development to be successful in a changing natural resources workplace
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper-division credits. A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Natural Resources Core
Take 11 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· NATR 1233 - Introduction to Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· NATR 1244 - Elements of Forestry (4.0 cr)
· NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
· NATR 4652 - Seminar (1.0 cr)
· SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Pre-Internship Seminar
NATR 2899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
or NATR 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Internship
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· NATR 3900 - Internship (0.5-4.0 cr)
Post-Internship Seminar
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take 6 or more course(s) totaling 21 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
If applicable, the course taken from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Ecological Restoration
Ecological restoration is the processes of repairing ecosystems that have been damaged due to human or natural influences. Courses in this emphasis provide an interdisciplinary background that encompasses restoration and management of terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, invasive species management, conservation biology, ecology, and remediation of severely disturbed lands. The emphasis prepares students for a career as restoration practitioners and land managers with non-profit, private, or governmental agencies and for graduate school in natural resource management. Program outcomes: Assess causes of land degradation and plan restoration actions that promote ecosystem health Understand the interactions between management practices and social factors that lead to successful project implementation
The Natural Resources BS with an emphasis in Ecological Restoration requires a minimum of 65 credits within the major.
Ecological Restoration Core
Take 12 or more course(s) totaling 38 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· ENSC 3124 - Environmental Science and Remediation Techniques (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management (2.0 cr)
· SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
or NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough electives to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement. Number needed will depend on how the student selects their liberal education courses to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Natural Resources Law Enforcement
This emphasis provides integrated instruction in natural resources management and law enforcement. General classes in natural resources, wildlife and fisheries management, forestry recreation, and land use planning are combined with criminal justice/law enforcement classes. After completing coursework and training in first aid and traffic law, students may attend a skills session and take the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification examination. Program outcomes: Understand the role of education and law enforcement in natural resource management Be qualified to attend the peace officer's skills training academy
The Natural Resources BS with an emphasis in Natural Resources Law Enforcement requires a minimum of 78 credits within the major.
Natural Resources Law Enforcement Core
Take 16 or more courses totaling 51-52 credit(s) from the following:
CRJS 1500 - Introduction to Criminal Justice [HI/BEH/SSC, ETH/CIV RE] (4.0 cr)
CRJS 2500 - Introduction to Policing (3.0 cr)
CRJS 2550 - Traffic Law (2.0 cr)
CRJS 2560 - Emergency Medical Responder (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3505 - Judicial Process (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3525 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3530 - Criminal Justice Diversity (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3550 - Criminal Investigation (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3575 - Critical Issues in Policing (3.0 cr)
CRJS 4510 - Victimology (3.0 cr)
CRJS 4540 - Criminal Law (4.0 cr)
CRJS 4550 - Criminal Procedure (4.0 cr)
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
BIOL 2012 - General Zoology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
CRJS 3520 - Natural Resource Law Enforcement Techniques (3.0 cr)
or NATR 3520 - Natural Resource Law Enforcement Techniques (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough electives to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement. Number needed will depend on how the student selects their liberal education courses to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Natural Resources Management
This emphasis provides an integrated approach to land use and the conservation of wildlife, fish, forest, and recreation resources. This major is especially appropriate for students seeking a broad understanding of resource management principles and environmental issues. A combination of coursework in natural resources, agriculture, and liberal education prepares students for land management positions in which a balance between environmental, economic, and social concerns is sought. Program outcome: Understand ecological management principles that apply to wildlife, fish, forest, soil, water, and recreation resources
The Natural Resources BS with an emphasis in Natural Resources Management requires a minimum of 68 credits within the major.
Natural Resources Management Core
Take 11 or more course(s) totaling 35 - 36 credit(s) from the following:
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management (2.0 cr)
· NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
or SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough electives to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement. Number needed will depend on how the student selects their liberal education courses to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Park Management
This emphasis provides an integrated approach to park and recreation area management. A combination of natural resources, horticulture, and management courses prepare students for park and resource management positions, typically with federal/state/county/city recreation agencies. Flexibility in the choice of major electives allows students to build a customized program that meets their specific career goals. Program outcome: Understand the interrelatedness of and techniques used to manage both visitor use and recreational resources
The Natural Resources BS with an emphasis in Park Management requires a minimum of 67 credits within the major.
Park Management Core
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Natural Resources Electives
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC
· AGRO
· ANSC
· ASM
· EQSC
· GNAG
· PUBH
· SOIL
· AVIA
· CRJS
· HORT
· NATR
· SWM
Horticulture Electives
Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HORT
· Recommended Electives
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
Management Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT
· Recommended Electives
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough electives to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement. Number needed will depend on how the student selects their liberal education courses to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Water Resource Management
Courses in natural resources along with agriculture, geology, soils, fisheries management, water quality, and land use planning provide a background focused on water resources. Watersheds are studied by land cover and mapping technologies in relationship to field monitoring of lakes and streams. Program outcomes: Understand methods of assessing land management practices at the watershed scale and how they affect water quality Measure and use appropriate water quality parameters to assess the health of land and aquatic systems Recommend appropriate land/water management practices to achieve soil conservation and water quality goals
The Natural Resources BS with an emphasis in Water Resource Management requires a minimum of 70 credits within the major.
Water Resource Management Core
Take 13 or more course(s) totaling 43 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3722 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· NATR 1663 - Principles of Fisheries Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough electives to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement. Number needed will depend on how the student selects their liberal education courses to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Wildlife Management
This emphasis concentrates on wildlife and habitats. The major focuses on land and wetland habitats and their animal associates with some emphasis on fisheries management. Graduates fulfill the educational requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society. Professional relationships and student development are enhanced by a student chapter of The Wildlife Society. Program outcomes: Understand the interrelatedness and techniques used to manage vertebrate populations and their habitat Understand the dynamics of wildlife populations, habitats, and appropriate monitoring techniques
The Natural Resources BS with an emphasis in Wildlife Management requires a minimum of 71-72 credits within the major. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
Wildlife Management Core
Take 13 or more course(s) totaling 41 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· ANSC 3203 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2012 - General Zoology (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3464 - Mammalogy (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3466 - Ornithology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3468 - Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management (2.0 cr)
· NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
· NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough electives to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement. Number needed will depend on how the student selects their liberal education courses to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
 
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MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
NATR 1233 - Introduction to Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of our natural resource heritage with emphasis on North America. Various fields within natural resources examined in terms of conservation practices, employment opportunities, and importance to sustainable societies.
NATR 1244 - Elements of Forestry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Forest management: ecology, silviculture, protection, and multiple-use decision-making processes. Woody forest plants: identification, growth requirements, and management techniques. Compass use and map reading. Survey of the lake states forest products industry. Recommended prereq: NATR1233
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application/use of computer-based information systems, data delivery, and geographic information systems in natural resource management and regional planning. Labs focus on developing basic competence using current suite of ArcGIS software and finding, retrieving and utilizing data currently available from public resource management agencies. Recommended prereq: NATR 1244, MATH 1031
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. Enforced prereq: BIOL 1009 or 1009H Recommended prereq: SOIL 1293
NATR 4652 - Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of current literature in horticulture, aviation, golf and turf, and natural resources. Preparation/delivery of special topics. Preparation of abstracts. Evaluation of seminars. Use of library and other resources, including computer information searches. Enforced prereq: Junior or Senior status
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Recommended prereq: Chem 1001
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
NATR 2899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for a job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed internship. Discussion between students, staff and invited guests.
NATR 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for a job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed internship. Discussion between students, staff, and invited guests.
NATR 3900 - Internship
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised professional work experience in natural resource agencies, private companies, and businesses. Report/consultation with faculty adviser/employer. Recommended prereq: NATR 2899 or 3899
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students who have recently completed internships, prepare/deliver a PowerPoint presentation of experience/knowledge gained. Discussions between post/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. Recommended prereq: NATR 3900
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications. prereq: Math 1031
COMM 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Personal/presentation use of spreadsheets that include formulas, functions, what-if analysis, and charts. Focuses on applying spreadsheet applications to individual academic disciplines.
NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced principles/applications of geographic information systems. Nature/accuracy of geo-referenced data and methods of data capture, storage, retrieval, modeling, and digital map display. Includes semester-long lab project. Enforced prereq: NATR 2630
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
ENSC 3124 - Environmental Science and Remediation Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced understanding of environmental science. Issues surrounding ecosystem management, risk assessment, sustainable energy, water quality, air quality. Remediation techniques(traditional/nontraditional), environmental laws.
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. Recommended prereq: Biol 2022 or Instructor consent
NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecology/management of wetland/riparian lands from global, continental, and Minnesota perspective. General ecology, structure/function, delineation, wetland plant identification, restoration/regulation programs. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. Recommended prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification, ecology, control/management of invasive plant/animal species in north central U.S. Characteristics of invasive species/ecological processes that occur when non-native species are introduced into new habitats. Pathways that have led to introduction/spread of invasives. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of ecological principles to studying and managing wildlife populations, with emphasis on land management. Land management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Description of prairie biome of North America, ecological relationships. Uses by native American, European peoples as setting for art/literature and as habitat for wildlife/livestock, management, restoration. Identification of prairie plants. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Maintaining wildland and environmental quality through use of shelterbelts. Enforced prereq: SOIL 1293
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Precipitation, infiltration, evapo-transpiration, runoff from small watersheds. Application to design of structures, water/wind erosion practices. Design principles/techniques in constructing small impoundments and waste holding facilities, and in restoring wetlands. Selecting/applying irrigation/drainage systems.
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. Enforced prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. Enforced prereq: Sr or instructor consent
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
CRJS 1500 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (HI/BEH/SSC, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of criminal justice system. Focuses on police, courts, corrections, and notion of justice in American society.
CRJS 2500 - Introduction to Policing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of police in America, past, present, future. Institutional context of police activity. Bureaucratization of police. Professionalization, role of police. Police/community change. prereq: 1500
CRJS 2550 - Traffic Law
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Motor vehicle/traffic code. Private/commercial vehicle regulations. Licensing regulations.
CRJS 2560 - Emergency Medical Responder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Care for traumatic accidents, injuries, medical emergencies. Successful completion of course results in certification as emergency medical responder with Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).
CRJS 3505 - Judicial Process
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Criminal justice judicial process. Judicial involvement from pre-arrest warrant issuance to appellate court review. Role/behavior of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges. prereq: 1500
CRJS 3525 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Processing/treatment of juvenile offenders. Organization, operations, goals of individuals, agencies, institutions that work with offenders.
CRJS 3530 - Criminal Justice Diversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dynamics of class, race, gender as they intersect with crime/justice in the United States. How class, race, gender separately/together influence criminal justice system. Reforms to reduce bias in crime control.
CRJS 3550 - Criminal Investigation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Rules of evidence in criminal investigation/court. Relevant issues, legal standards. Principles/techniques in criminal investigation procedures/surveillance. prereq: 2500
CRJS 3575 - Critical Issues in Policing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Function of law enforcement, roles of police in modern society. Police organizations/officers/work. Critical problems, policing strategies. Dealing with mentally disturbed. Police-minority/-community relations. prereq: 2500
CRJS 4510 - Victimology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Criminological examination of victims. Victim reactions. Responses by criminal justice system/other societal agencies.
CRJS 4540 - Criminal Law
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Elements of criminal offenses in the United States/Minnesota. Crimes against persons/property. Administration of justice. Cases outline judicial interpretation of criminal law.
CRJS 4550 - Criminal Procedure
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Rights of criminally accused, primarily in pretrial stages. Bill of Rights. Constitutional law. Police procedures permissible within confines of federal/state constitutions.
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of park and recreational area management. The recreationist; federal and state legislation; the roles of federal, state, local, and private sector recreation managers; and management techniques as they affect the private and public recreational area manager. Recommended prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of ecological principles to studying and managing wildlife populations, with emphasis on land management. Land management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
BIOL 2012 - General Zoology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major animal groups (phyla). Applications of morphological, physiological, and developmental characteristics to define evolutionary relationships. Parasitic forms affecting human welfare. Lab requires dissection, including mammals. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
CRJS 3520 - Natural Resource Law Enforcement Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CRJS3520/NATR3520
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Methods, procedures, techniques in natural resource field law enforcement work. Natural resource case law. Applicable statutes pertaining to tenets of search/seizure, arrest, surveillance, court system. prereq: 1500, NATR 1233
NATR 3520 - Natural Resource Law Enforcement Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CRJS3520/NATR3520
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of methods, procedures, and techniques in natural resource field law enforcement work. Natural resource case law. Applicable statutes pertaining to tenets of search/seizure, arrest, surveillance, and court system. Recommended prereq: 1233, CRJS 1500
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of park and recreational area management. The recreationist; federal and state legislation; the roles of federal, state, local, and private sector recreation managers; and management techniques as they affect the private and public recreational area manager. Recommended prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. Enforced prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. Recommended prereq: Biol 2022 or Instructor consent
NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecology/management of wetland/riparian lands from global, continental, and Minnesota perspective. General ecology, structure/function, delineation, wetland plant identification, restoration/regulation programs. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of ecological principles to studying and managing wildlife populations, with emphasis on land management. Land management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Description of prairie biome of North America, ecological relationships. Uses by native American, European peoples as setting for art/literature and as habitat for wildlife/livestock, management, restoration. Identification of prairie plants. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. Enforced prereq: Sr or instructor consent
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Maintaining wildland and environmental quality through use of shelterbelts. Enforced prereq: SOIL 1293
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. Enforced prereq: CHEM 1001, MATH 1031, and SOIL 1293
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Precipitation, infiltration, evapo-transpiration, runoff from small watersheds. Application to design of structures, water/wind erosion practices. Design principles/techniques in constructing small impoundments and waste holding facilities, and in restoring wetlands. Selecting/applying irrigation/drainage systems.
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. Recommended prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification, ecology, control/management of invasive plant/animal species in north central U.S. Characteristics of invasive species/ecological processes that occur when non-native species are introduced into new habitats. Pathways that have led to introduction/spread of invasives. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of park and recreational area management. The recreationist; federal and state legislation; the roles of federal, state, local, and private sector recreation managers; and management techniques as they affect the private and public recreational area manager. Recommended prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. Enforced prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. Recommended prereq: Biol 2022 or Instructor consent
NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. Enforced prereq: Sr or instructor consent
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
HORT 1021 - Woody Plant Materials
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification, ecology, and use of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines. Recommended prereq: HORT 1010 or instructor consent
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility.
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of people at work. Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, evaluation. Changing nature of world of work, labor market, labor relations, emerging legal issues, discrimination in pay and employment, effects of technological change on jobs/employment performance. prereq: Mgmt 3200
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
BIOL 3722 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Description/analysis of events in lakes, streams, and ponds, beginning with their origins and progressing through their physics, chemistry, and biology. These parameters interrelated with population of aquatic environment. prereq: Biol 2022, Chem 1001, Phys 1012, Math 1031 or 1131 or 1150
GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of Earth, including its composition, structure, and dynamics; internal and surface processes related to theories of sea floor and continental movement; summary of geological history and development of life. Lab.
NATR 1663 - Principles of Fisheries Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Fisheries management and fish species of Minnesota. Identification, ecology, population assessment, application of appropriate management techniques. Recommended prereq: NATR 1233
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. Enforced prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. Recommended prereq: Biol 2022 or Instructor consent
NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecology/management of wetland/riparian lands from global, continental, and Minnesota perspective. General ecology, structure/function, delineation, wetland plant identification, restoration/regulation programs. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. Enforced prereq: Sr or instructor consent
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. Enforced prereq: CHEM 1001, MATH 1031, and SOIL 1293
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Maintaining wildland and environmental quality through use of shelterbelts. Enforced prereq: SOIL 1293
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Precipitation, infiltration, evapo-transpiration, runoff from small watersheds. Application to design of structures, water/wind erosion practices. Design principles/techniques in constructing small impoundments and waste holding facilities, and in restoring wetlands. Selecting/applying irrigation/drainage systems.
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
AGRO 3030 - Statistical Analyses and Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
ANSC 3203 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomy/physiology of several species. Organization of body from cells into tissues/organs. Identification, comparison, and contrast of different species. Growth development/function of selected bodily systems. Enforced prereq: BIOL 1009 or BIOL 1009H
BIOL 2012 - General Zoology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major animal groups (phyla). Applications of morphological, physiological, and developmental characteristics to define evolutionary relationships. Parasitic forms affecting human welfare. Lab requires dissection, including mammals. prereq: 1009
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. Enforced prereq: Jr or Sr status
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of plant taxonomy with emphasis on higher vascular plants of the Upper Midwest: family characteristics, floral structure, ecology, evolutionary relationships, values to human life, and importance as wildlife food and cover. Methods of field study and collection. Recommended prereq: Biol 2022 or Instructor consent
NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecology/management of wetland/riparian lands from global, continental, and Minnesota perspective. General ecology, structure/function, delineation, wetland plant identification, restoration/regulation programs. Enforced prereq: NATR 3374
NATR 3464 - Mammalogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3464/NatR 3464
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Classification, reproduction, physiology, behavior, ecological adaptations, zoogeography of mammals. Emphasizes techniques used in field/laboratory studies. Recommended prereq: BIOL 2012
NATR 3466 - Ornithology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3466/NatR 3466
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Classification, reproduction, physiology, behavior, ecological adaptations, zoogeography of birds. Emphasizes techniques used in field/laboratory studies. Recommended prereq: Biol 2012, NATR 3374
NATR 3468 - Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Planning, ecological effects, application, monitoring of habitat management as used by conservation organizations: site preparation, planting, mowing, burning, grazing, herbicide use. Certification in prescribed burning, pesticide use. Wetland restoration, surface-mined land reclamation.
NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Description of prairie biome of North America, ecological relationships. Uses by native American, European peoples as setting for art/literature and as habitat for wildlife/livestock, management, restoration. Identification of prairie plants. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 4654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of ecological principles to studying and managing wildlife populations, with emphasis on land management. Land management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. Enforced prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 4699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. Enforced prereq: Sr or instructor consent
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. Recommended prereq: NATR 3374
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher