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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 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 42 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 aviation 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.
Program Requirements
Required Courses - 24 credits
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 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
NATR 3900 - Internship (0.5-4.0 cr)
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
NATR 4652 - Seminar (1.0 cr)
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required.
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)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirements
Take any 3 credits from the following courses. (If applicable, the course taken from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.)
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
or 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
Ecological Restoration Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 43 credits
ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 cr)
ENSC 3124 - Environmental Science and Remediation Techniques (3.0 cr)
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
NATR 3580 - Advanced Ecological Restoration (2.0 cr)
NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications (3.0 cr)
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
Required Electives
Choose one of the following:
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3376 - Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management (2.0 cr)
· NATR 3468 - Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques (3.0 cr)
· SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
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 Aviation
This emphasis leads to careers as natural resource pilots employed by state/federal agencies, such as the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and state departments of natural resources. Program outcomes: Demonstrate competency in aeronautics Apply an integrated approach to resource management that incorporates environmental, economic, and social considerations Perform group problem solving, decision making, and conflict management to be effective in resource management Understand ecological management principles that apply to wildlife, fish, forest, soil, water, and recreation resources
Natural Resources Aviation Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 49 to 51 credits
AVIA 1103 - Introduction to Aviation (4.0 cr)
AVIA 1104 - Introduction to Aviation Flight Lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 1396 - Conventional Aircraft Operations (1.0 cr)
AVIA 2220 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying (2.0 cr)
AVIA 2221 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying Lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 2222 - IFR Regulations and Procedures (2.0 cr)
AVIA 2223 - IFR Regulations and Procedures Flight Lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 3320 - Airplane Aerodynamics (2.0 cr)
AVIA 3321 - Airplane Aerodynamics Flight lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 3324 - Aircraft Systems and Instruments (3.0 cr)
AVIA 3396 - Advanced Conventional Aircraft Operations (1.0 cr)
AVIA 3602 - Natural Resources and Enforcement Applications (2.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 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 3654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 2012 - General Zoology (4.0 cr)
or HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
NATR 3464 - Mammalogy (3.0 cr)
or SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
NATR 3466 - Ornithology (3.0 cr)
or SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirement
Will count towards the 40 credits required in liberal education.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [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
Natural Resources Law Enforcement Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 54 to 55 credits
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 - First 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)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
NATR 3654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
BIOL 2012 - General Zoology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 2022 - General Botany (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 Requirements
Will count towards the 40 credits required in liberal education.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150 - Elementary 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
Natural Resources Management Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 35 credits
ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 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 3654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management (2.0 cr)
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
or HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Will count towards the 40 credits required in liberal education.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Natural Resources Electives
Students must take 9 credits selected in consultation with an advisor.
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
Park Management Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 18 credits
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 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 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Will count towards the 40 credits required in liberal education.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Natural Resources Electives
Students must take 15 credits.
Horticulture Electives
Students must take 7 credits.
Management Electives
Students must take 3 credits.
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
Water Resource Management Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 45 credits
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 cr)
BIOL 3722 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 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 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (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)
Liberal Education Requirements
Will count towards the 40 credits required in liberal education.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150 - Elementary 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
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
Wildlife Management Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 49 credits
AGRO 3030 - Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
ANSC 3203 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology (4.0 cr)
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
BIOL 2012 - General Zoology (4.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 cr)
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
NATR 3364 - Plant Taxonomy (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 3654 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4.0 cr)
NATR 3660 - Prairie Ecosystem Management (2.0 cr)
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Will count towards the 40 credits required in liberal education.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Elementary 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. prereq: 1233
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. prereq: 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. prereq: Biol 1009, Soil 1293
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. prereq: 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. prereq: 3900
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. prereq: Jr or sr
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
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, 1013
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, behavior of gases, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process, nuclear processes, introduction to organic and biochemistry. 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
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
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
SPCH 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. prereq: 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.
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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
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 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. 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. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3374
NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Science underlying methods of conservation of populations, species, ecosystems. Exploration of theory/practice of conservation within social, political, economic context of conservation problems. prereq: Biol 1009
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. prereq: 3374
NATR 3580 - Advanced Ecological Restoration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3374, 3480
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced topics in ecological restoration, including evaluation of case studies. Explore current advancements, topics/emerging issues in theory/practice of restoration. prereq: 3374, 3480
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. prereq: 2630
NATR 3699 - 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. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
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. prereq: Chem 1001
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. prereq: Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
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.
HORT 3036 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Plant propagation techniques for the commercial and home propagator. Mist system construction and operation. Propagation of plants by tissue culture, seed, cutting, layering, grafting, and division. prereq: 1010, Biol 2022
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. prereq: 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. prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 3468 - Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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.
SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Soil fertility management and its effect on crop growth. Uptake and use of specific important nutrients; use of fertilizers, their composition and characteristics; importance of residue management to maintain high productivity; environmental impact of certain agronomic practices. prereq: Soil 1293, soph, 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. prereq: Chem 1001, Math 1031, Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
AVIA 1103 - Introduction to Aviation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for FAA private pilot written exam. FAA regulations, weather, radio navigation, flight safety, emergency procedures.
AVIA 1104 - Introduction to Aviation Flight Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight lab lessons leading to private pilot certificate. Flight lessons must be completed or private pilot certificate received before course credit is issued. prereq: 1103 or concurrent enrollment in 1103
AVIA 1396 - Conventional Aircraft Operations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ground school, dual flight instruction for endorsement for operation of tail wheel airplanes on ground, in flight. prereq: 1103, 1104 or instructor consent
AVIA 2220 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Operation, interpretation, and practical use of VOR, ADF, DME, RNAV, RMI, HIS, AND GPS systems. Instrument charts required for IFR flight. prereq: 1103, 1104
AVIA 2221 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 2220 or concurrent enrollment in 2220
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight Lab associated with AVIA 2220. Flight by reference to instruments, including electronic navigation and instrument charts. prereq: 2220 or concurrent enrollment in 2220
AVIA 2222 - IFR Regulations and Procedures
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulations, procedures, publications for operating IFR in national airspace system. Terminal/en route procedures. prereq: 2220, 2221
AVIA 2223 - IFR Regulations and Procedures Flight Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 2222 or concurrent enrollment in 2222
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight lab associated with 2222. IFR flight lessons concentrating on terminal and enroute procedures. Students must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. prereq: 2222 or concurrent enrollment in 2222
AVIA 3320 - Airplane Aerodynamics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Aerodynamics, performance, stability, control, weight/balance, special flight conditions as appropriate for commercial pilots. Commercial maneuvers, flight computers, commercial regulations. prereq: 2222, 2223
AVIA 3321 - Airplane Aerodynamics Flight lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3320 or concurrent enrollment in 3320
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight lab associated with 3320. Students train in a complex aircraft. Maneuvers/procedures required to complete FAA Commercial Pilot certificate. At completion of course, the student is endorsed for operation of a complex aircraft and recommended to take FAA Commercial practical test. prereq: 3320 or concurrent enrollment in 3320
AVIA 3324 - Aircraft Systems and Instruments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Flight instruments, reciprocating engines. Propeller, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and pressurization systems. Commercial regulations, including FARS part 61, 91, 121, and 135. prereq: 1103, 1104 or instructor consent
AVIA 3396 - Advanced Conventional Aircraft Operations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 1396 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ground school, dual flight instruction for advanced pilot maneuvering, flight applications of tail wheel airplanes. Students must complete flight lessons. prereq: 1396 or instructor consent
AVIA 3602 - Natural Resources and Enforcement Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Mission specific knowledge/skills in natural resources and law enforcement aviation. History/purposes, authority, operations, safety, records. Equipment and best practices for natural resources and law enforcement aviators.
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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 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. 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. 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. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
NATR 3654 - 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 habitat management. Management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 3699 - 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. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
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.
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
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
NATR 3464 - Mammalogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3464/NatR 3464
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classification, reproduction, physiology, behavior, ecological adaptations, zoogeography of mammals. Emphasizes techniques used in field/laboratory studies. prereq: Biol 2012
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. prereq: Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
NATR 3466 - Ornithology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3466/NatR 3466
Typically offered: Every Spring
Classification, reproduction, physiology, behavior, ecological adaptations, zoogeography of birds. Emphasizes techniques used in field/laboratory studies. prereq: Biol 2012
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. prereq: Chem 1001
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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
CRJS 1500 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (HI/BEH/SSC, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
Motor vehicle/traffic code. Private/commercial vehicle regulations. Licensing regulations.
CRJS 2560 - First 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 first responder with Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).
CRJS 3505 - Judicial Process
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
Rights of criminally accused, primarily in pretrial stages. Bill of Rights. Constitutional law. Police procedures permissible within confines of federal/state constitutions.
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. prereq: Chem 1001
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. prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 3654 - 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 habitat management. Management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. 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 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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: 01729 - CRJS3520/NATR3520
Typically offered: Spring & Summer Odd Year
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: 01729 - CRJS3520/NATR3520
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: 1233, CRJS 1500
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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.
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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 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. 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. 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. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
NATR 3654 - 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 habitat management. Management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. 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. prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 3699 - 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. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
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. prereq: Chem 1001
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. prereq: Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
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.
HORT 1010 - Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Environmental considerations, planting, propagation, pruning, and protection of horticultural crops. Greenhouse/field experience.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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 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. 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. 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. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
NATR 3699 - 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. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
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. prereq: Chem 1001
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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
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: 3.0 [max 3.0]
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.
NATR 1663 - Principles of Fisheries Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fisheries management and fish species of Minnesota. Identification, ecology, population assessment, application of appropriate management techniques. prereq: 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. 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. 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. prereq: 3374
NATR 3699 - 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. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
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. prereq: Chem 1001
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. prereq: Chem 1001, Math 1031, Soil 1293, jr, 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. prereq: Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
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.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 - 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. prereq: 1004, Biol 1009
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.
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 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every 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. 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. prereq: Biol 2022 or instructor consent
NATR 3464 - Mammalogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3464/NatR 3464
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classification, reproduction, physiology, behavior, ecological adaptations, zoogeography of mammals. Emphasizes techniques used in field/laboratory studies. prereq: Biol 2012
NATR 3466 - Ornithology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3466/NatR 3466
Typically offered: Every Spring
Classification, reproduction, physiology, behavior, ecological adaptations, zoogeography of birds. Emphasizes techniques used in field/laboratory studies. prereq: Biol 2012
NATR 3468 - Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 3654 - 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 habitat management. Management plan preparation. Field and lab techniques used by natural resource agencies. 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. prereq: NatR 3374
NATR 3699 - 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. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
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. prereq: Chem 1001
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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