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Online Summer Courses


FO 4253 Timber Procurement: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: FO 4231/6231, FO 4233/6233, or consent of instructor). Lectures and field exercises dealing with the problems of timber procurement to include planning for harvest, methods of handling and transport, legal and safety considerations

FO 2213 Forest Measurements: 3 hours.

(Prerequsite: ST 2113 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Principles of measurement for standing and felled trees. Inventory and sampling theory for forested lands

FO 3003 Internship in Forestry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor). Professional work experience with firms or companies, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and other relevant entities. May be taken for credit up to four times but only once as a professional elective

FO 4990/6990 Special Topics in Forestry: 1-9 hours. Readings in Natural Resources

This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

FO 4990/6990 Special Topics in Forestry: 1-9 hours. Taxonomy of Rare and Unusual Woody Plants of the Southeastern US

This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

FO 4473/6473 Geographical Information Systems (Dr. Jia Yang)

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) with emphasis on collection, encoding, storage, retrieval, and analysis of spatial data for use in management of natural resources.

FO 4213/6213 Forest Biometrics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ST 2113 or equivalent or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Applications of mensurational and statistical principles and techniques in determination of forest growth and yield. Advanced topics of forest resource inventory

FO 4463/NREC 4463 Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PSS 3303, FO 3012, FO 4123/6123, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Synthesis of current information on the fundamental properties and processes of forest soils, hydrology, and water quality with emphasis on watershed and ecosystem management factors. (Same as NREC 4463)

FO 6463 Section 501 Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PSS 3303, FO 3012, FO 4123/6123, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Synthesis of current information on the fundamental properties and processes of forest soils, hydrology, and water quality with emphasis on watershed and ecosystem management factors. (Same as NREC 4463)

SBP 1103 Intro to Sustainable Biproducts

Three hours lecture. A survey of biomass structure, anatomy, properties and chemistry, and the processes used to manufacture sustainable biomass-based products.

How to enroll

Current students

Prospective students

Students wishing to take a course as a non-credit student:

  1. Apply for admission. If you have not previously attended a post-secondary institution, select SND (non-degree seeking) as your major. If you have attended a post-secondary institution, choose transfer as the application type and select SND (non-degree seeking) as your major.
  2. Complete the SND enrollment form for financial aid.
  3. Complete the SND form for admissions and email to admit@msstate.edu
  4. Contact the University Academic Advising Center to register for classes.