Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

FORESTRY

The program offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science in Forestry. Degrees are awarded under Plan A, which requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate course work plus an acceptable thesis, and under Plan B, which requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate course work. The prospective student must have an undergraduate degree in forestry or take a core of undergraduate forestry courses as part of the master's program.

Examples of areas to which the study and research program may be directed include: wood science, forest soils, forest hydrology and water quality, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest genetics, forest wildlife, forest biometrics, forest economics, silviculture, conservation biology and forest restoration ecology.

Students interested in pursuing further graduate studies (Ph.D.) in the forestry area may enter one of several interdepartmental programs such as animal science, plant physiology, crop science, soil science and agricultural economics.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an awarded four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in Forestry or a Natural Resource discipline. Applicants are expected to have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and a combined verbal and quantitative score on the Graduate Record Examination of 1000. A résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose must be sent directly to the Forestry Director of Graduate Studies. Each applicant must identify a graduate faculty member who agrees to serve as his/her major advisor. Applications that are complete by February 1 will be eligible to be considered for an award of departmental financial aid.

Additional information concerning the graduate program in forestry may be obtained at <www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Forestry/gradstud.htm>, or by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies at dwagner@uky.edu.

GRADUATE COURSES

FOR 460G FOREST WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (3)

FOR 564 FOREST SOILS (SAME AS PLS 564) (3)

FOR 599 INDEPENDENT WORK IN FORESTRY (1-3)

FOR 601 RESEARCH METHODS IN FORESTRY (3)

FOR 602 RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (3)

FOR 605 EMPIRICAL METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (SAME AS ENT/BIO 605) (2)

FOR 606 CONCEPTUAL METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (SAME AS ENT/BIO 606) (3)

FOR 607 ADVANCED EVOLUTION (SAME AS ENT/BIO 607) (2)

FOR 608 BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND LIFE HISTORIES (SAME AS ENT/BIO 608) (2)

FOR 609 POPULATION AND COMMUNITY ECOLOGY (SAME AS BIO/ENT 609) (2)

FOR 612 FOREST ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS (3)

FOR 620 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

FOR 622 PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS I (SAME AS PLS/BIO 622) (3)

FOR 623 PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS II (SAME AS PLS/BIO 623) (3)

FOR 630 WILDLIFE HABITAT ANALYSIS (3)

FOR 662 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN RENEWABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SAME AS AEC 662) (3)

FOR 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

FOR 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

FOR 770 FORESTRY SEMINAR (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1)

FOR 781 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FORESTRY (1-3)

FOR 791 RESEARCH IN FORESTRY (1-3)

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