Urban Forestry

This concentration addresses an emerging need for the management of trees in our towns and cities, and the urban/wildland interface. Urban and community foresters manage trees along city streets, in municipal parks, private woodlots, and utility right-of-ways. Employers include federal, state, and municipal governments, private consultants, and industry.

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
  • CO 1003 Fund. of Public Speaking
  • EN 1103 English Composition I (ACT subscore 17)
  • FO 1101 Forest Resources Survey
  • MA 1313 College Algebra (ACT math sub score 17)

Spring Semester
  • AEC 2713 Intro. to Food and Res. Economics
  • BIO 1144 Biological Sciences II
  • EN 1113 English Composition II (EN 1103)
  • PS 1113 American Government
  • Humanities Elective (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • FO 2113 Dendrology (BIO 1134, BIO 1144 or BIO 2113)
  • PSS 2423 Plant Materials I
  • ST 2113 Intro. to Statistics (C in MA 1313 or ACT math subscore 24)
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3)

Spring Semester
  • FO 3101 Computer Appl. For. Resources
  • FO 3102 Computer Appl. For. Resources Lab
  • FO 2213 Forest Measurements (ST 2113)
  • PSS 3303 Soils (CH 1043)
  • REF 3333 Principles of Real Estate

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 Intro. To Wildlife and Fisheries Practices

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • AIS 3203 Intro to Tech. Writing in Agricomm. (Jr.)
  • EPP 3124 Forest Pest Mgt.
  • FO 4123 Forest Ecology (FO 3012)
  • FO 4233 For. Op. and Harv. (FO 3015, FO 4231)
  • PSS 3473 Plant Materials II (PSS 2423)

Spring Semester
  • FO 4113 Forest Res. Econ. (AEC 2713)
  • FO 4213 Forest Biometrics (ST 2113 or equivalent)
  • LA 3623 Urban Planning
  • FO 4223 Practices of Silviculture (FO 4123)
  • FO 4221 Practices of Silviculture Lab. (FO 4123)
  • REM 3253 Real Property Evaluation (REM 3333)

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • FO 3113 Forest Recreation Mgt.
  • FO 4313 Spatial Tech. in Nat. Res. (FO 3015)
  • FO 4323 For. Res. Mgt. (FO 4113, FO 4213, FO 4223, FO 4233)
  • WF 4153 Prin. Wildlife Cons. Mgt. (So., WFA 3133 or FO 4123)

Spring Semester
  • FO 4353 Natural Resource Law (Jr.)
  • FO 4413 Natural Res. Policy (Sr.)
  • FO 4423 Prof. Practice (FO 4323)
  • FO 4472 GIS Nat. Res. Mgt. (Jr.)
  • FO 4471 GIS Nat. Res. Mgt. Lab (Jr.)
  • PSS 4353 Arbor. and Landscape Maintenance

Approved Substitutions and Electives

  • Fine Arts (3 hours):
  • ARC 1013 Architectural Appreciation
  • ART 1013 Art History
  • ART 1113 Art Appreciation
  • CO 1503 Intro. to Theater
  • 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
  • EN 2273 World Literature I
  • FL 1113 Elem. Foreign Language
  • FL 1124 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 Urban Forestry 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.
ST 2113 Intro to Statistics MA 2113 Intro to Statistics, MA 3123 or ST 3123 Statistics Inference
Options
Graduate Programs
Carrers
carrer
Recreation Planner
Research Forester
Urban Community Forestry Coordinator
Urban Forester
Urban Forestry Program Coordinator
Extension Specialist
Forester
Landowner Assistance Forester
Community Assistance Forester
Consulting Forester
District Forester