Forestry

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

N6 Agricultural Science Center Contact: Wayne Centers - dsr@uky.edu
The forestry major is a professional degree program and is the only one in Kentucky accredited by the Society of American Foresters. We are looking for students who share our passion for forests, wildlife, and other natural resources, and who wish to learn how to manage them for future generations. 

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 - 124

UKY Major Map Forestry {DATE l, F d, Y}

Freshman Year Credit Hours: 28 - 30

Fall Semester

13 - 14
CHE 104 or CHE 105
3 - 4
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
FOR 100 | FOR 100 - FORESTS AND FORESTRY
3
FOR 285 | FOR 285 - COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES I
1
GEN 100 | GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT
3

Spring Semester

15 - 16
BIO 103 or BIO 148
3
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
FOR 240 | FOR 240 - FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCE ETHICS
2
FOR 255 | FOR 255 - FOREST FIRE
1
MA 109 or MA 123
3 - 4
UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3

Sophomore Year Credit Hours: 34

Fall Semester

17
FOR 200 | FOR 200 - BASICS OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY
3
FOR 219 | FOR 219 - DENDROLOGY
4
FOR 250 | FOR 250 - STATISTICS AND MEASUREMENTS I
4
FOR 280 | FOR 280 - FOREST RESOURCE POLICY AND LAW
3
UK Core - Humanities
3

Spring Semester

17
FOR 260 | FOR 260 - FOREST PRODUCTS AND WOOD SCIENCE
4
FOR 330 | FOR 330 - GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS
3
PLS 366 | PLS 366 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE
4
Professional Elective
3
UK Core - Social Sciences
3

Junior Year Credit Hours: 29

Fall Semester

16
FOR 221 | FOR 221 - WINTER DENDROLOGY
1
FOR 320 | FOR 320 - FOREST VALUATION AND ECONOMICS
3
FOR 340 | FOR 340 - FOREST ECOLOGY
4
FOR 350 | FOR 350 - SILVICULTURE
4
FOR 370 | FOR 370 - WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
4

Spring Semester

13
FOR 286 | FOR 286 - COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES II
1
FOR 310 | FOR 310 - INTRODUCTION TO FOREST HEALTH AND PROTECTION
1
FOR 356 | FOR 356 - FOREST SOILS AND HYDROLOGY
1
FOR 357 | FOR 357 - INVENTORY AND MEASUREMENTS II
2
FOR 358 | FOR 358 - SILVICULTURAL PRACTICES
3
FOR 359 | FOR 359 - FOREST OPERATIONS AND UTILIZATION
3
FOR 365 | FOR 365 - WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT
2

Senior Year Credit Hours: 28 - 31

Fall Semester

16
FOR 400 | FOR 400 - HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
3
FOR 502 | FOR 502 - FOREST ENTOMOLOGY
3
FOR 425 | FOR 425 - FOREST MANAGEMENT
4
FOR 460 | FOR 460 - FOREST HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
3
Professional Elective
3

Spring Semester

12 - 15
FOR 435 | FOR 435 - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
3
FOR 480 | FOR 480 - INTEGRATED FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
5
Professional Elective
3
Elective
1 - 4