Forest Products

Forest Products - The use of wood as a material requires a fundamental understanding of wood properties, manufacturing processes, and the marketing and sales of wood products. Students in the Forest Products concentration are prepared for positions in wood manufacturing, marketing and research. Employers include lumber and pulp and paper mills, furniture manufacturers, and retail marketers of wood materials.

Scholarship Information

College of Forest Resource Scholarship applications are accepted from January to April 1 of each year. Freshmen should complete the Mississippi State University Scholarship Resume online through their Admission application on the MSU web page. For more information, contact the CFR Office of Academic Affairs at 662.325.2624.

Students must submit a CFR Scholarship Application prior to April 1 to be considered for a departmental scholarship. Renewal of scholarships are based on Fall grade reports each year. Renewal of a scholarship is competitive. Applications are available from the CFR Office of Student Services, Box 9680, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762.

For more information on CFR scholarships, contact us at the CFR Office of Student Services, Box 9680, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 or send an e-mail to rsingleton@cfr.msstate.edu.

Academics

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Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • BIO 1134 Biological Sciences I
  • CH 1043 Survey of Chemistry I
  • EN 1103 English Composition I (ACT subscore 17)
  • FO 1101 Forest Resources Survey
  • MA 1613 Calc. for Bus. and Life Sci. (C in MA 1313 or ACT math subscore 24)
  • FP 1103 Wood Technology and Products

    Spring Semester
  • AEC 2713 Intro. to Food and Resource Econ.
  • BIO 1144 Biological Sciences II
  • CO 1053 Gen. Chemistry II (CH 1043)
  • CO 1003 Public Speaking
  • EN 1113 English Composition II (EN 1103)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • FO 2113 Dendrology (BIO 1134, BIO 1144)
  • PH 1113 General Physics I (MA 1313 or MA 1713)
  • PSS 3303 Soils (CH 1043)
  • ST 2113 Intro. to Statistics (C in MA 1313 or ACT math score 24)
  • FP 4013 Wood Anatomy (FP 1103)

Spring Semester
  • FO 3101 Computer Applications For. Res. Lab
  • FO 3102 Computer Applications for Res.
  • FO 2213 Forest Measurements (ST 2113)
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • FP Processing Elective (3)
  • FP Elective (3)

Summer Field Program

  • FO 3012 Forest Communities (PSS 3303, FO 2113)
  • FO 3015 Forest Description and Analysis (FO 2213, ST 2113)
  • FO 4231 Introduction to Wood Supply Systems
  • WF 3031 Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Practices

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • EPP 3124 Forest Pest Management
  • FO 4123 Forest Ecology (FO 3012)
  • FO 4233 Forest Operations and Harvesting (FO 3105, FO 4231)
  • FP Elective (3)

  • Spring Semester
  • AIS 3203 Intro. to Tech. Writing in Agricomm. (Jr.)
  • FO 4113 Forest Res. Econ. (AEC 2713)
  • FO 4213 Forest Biometrics (ST 2113 or equivalent)
  • FO 4223 Practices of Silviculture (FO 4123)
  • FO 4121 Practices of Silviculture Lab (FO 4123)
  • FP 4323 Physical Properties of Wood (FP 1103, MA 1613, PH 1113)

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • FO 4313 Spatial Tech. in Nat. Res. (FO 3105)
  • FO 4323 For. Res. Management (FO 4113, FO 4213, FO 4223, FO 4233)
  • WF 4153 Prin. Wildlife Cons. Mgt.
  • FP Elective (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3)


Spring Semester
  • FO 4413 Natural Res. Policy (Sr.)
  • FO 4423 Professional Practice (FO 4323)
  • FP Elective (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3)

Approved Substitutions and Electives

  • Forest Products Processing Electives (3 hours):
  • FP 4123 Lumber Manufacturing (FL Even)
  • FP 4143 Composite Wood Products (FP 4113) (SP Even)
  • FP 4223 Furniture Production I (FL Odd)
  • FP 4253 Quantitative Methods in Forest Products and Furniture (MA 1613 or 1713, BIS 1012) (SP Even)

  • Forest Products Option Electives (12 hours):
  • FP 4023 Wood Chemistry (CH 1053 or CH 1223) (SP Odd)
  • FP 4113 Adhesives and Finishes for Wood (CH 1053, FP 1103) (FL Odd)
  • FP 4123 Lumber Manufacturing (FL Even)
  • FP 4143 Composite Wood Products (FP 4113) (SP Even)
  • FP 4213 Wood Deterioration and Preservation (SP Odd)
  • FP 4223 Furniture Production I (FL Odd)
  • FP 4233 Furniture Production II (FL Even)
  • FP 4253 Quantitative Methods in Forest Products and Furniture (MA 1613 or 1713, BIS 1012) (SP Even)
  • FP 4313 Environmental Principles (FP 3012) (SP Even)
  • FP 4423 Mech. Properties of Wood (FP 1103, MA 1613, PH 1113) (SP Even)

  • Fine Arts (3 hours):
  • ARC 1013 Architectural Appreciation
  • ART 1013 Art History
  • ART 1113 Art Appreciation
  • LA 1803 Landscape Architecture Appr.
  • MU 1113 History and Appr. of Music
  • MU 2213 History and Literature of Music
  • PE 1323 History and Appr. of Dance
  • PSS 2343 Floral Design
  • TKI 2413 Hist. and Appr. of the Artcrafts

  • Humanities (6 hours):
  • ARC 2313 History of Architecture
  • EN 2203 Intro. to Literature
  • EN 2213 English Literature I
  • EN 2243 American Literature I
  • FL 1113 Elem. Foreign Language
  • FL 1123 Elem. Foreign Language
  • HI 1063 Early US History
  • HI 1073 Modern US History
  • HI 1163 World History I
  • HI 1173 World History II
  • HI 1213 Early Western World
  • HI 1223 Modern Western World
  • PHI 1103 Intro. to Philosophy
  • PHI 1113 Intro. to Logic
  • PHI 1123 Intro. to Ethics
  • REL 1103 Intro. to Religion
  • REL 3213 World Religions I

Approved Substitutions List for Forest Products Option
Required Courses Approved Substitutions
AEC 2713 Intro to Food & Resource Economics EC 2113 Macroeconomics or EC 2123 Microeconomics
AIS 3203 Technical Writing EN 3313 Writ. for the Workplace or MGT 3213 Organ. Comm.
MA 1613 Business Calculus MA 1713 Calculus
ST 2113 Intro to Statistics MA 2113 Intro to Statistics, MA 3123 or ST 3123 Statistics Inference
Options
Graduate Programs
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Plant Engineer
Plant Manager
Plant Superintendent
Product Development and Research Technician
Product Engineer
Production Manager
Production Supervisor
Quality Chemist
Regional Sales Manager
Resin Chemist
Sawmill Supervisor
Senior Marketing Manager
Wood Materials Scientist
Wood Procurement Superintendent
Extension Specialist
Environmental Engineer
Forester
Furniture Marketing Specialist
Global Technology Manager
Kiln Specialist
Landowner Assistance Forester
Lumber Quality and Technical Manager
Marketing and Sales Representative
Mill Manager
Continuous Process Improvement Manager