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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Environmental Science and Technology: Natural Resources Management (ENST)

1457 Animal Sciences Building, 301-405-1193
www.enst.umd.edu
kmonahan@umd.edu
 

The Major

The goal of the Natural Resources Management Program is to teach students concepts of the environmentally sound use and management of natural resources. Ecosystems and human societies are linked in complex cycles and relationships between vegetation and wildlife, forests and cities, conservation and development. By learning to participate effectively within these cycles, we will help sustain a harmonious relationship between the environment and human activities. This concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in such positions as wildlife biologists, environmental consultants, wetland scientists, forest managers, fisheries biologists, aquatic biologists, and nature interpreters.

Requirements for the Major

This program requires a total of 120 credits for a Bachelor of Science, including the general education program course credits, required major credits, and free elective credits.

Science and Math Fundamentals Required (56-58 credits):

ENST 200 Fundamentals of Soil Science 4
ENST 233 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
ENST 360 Ecosystem Ecology  4
ENST 389 Internship in Environmental Science & Technology 3
ENST 398 Seminar in Environmental Science & Technology 1
ENST 471 Capstone Practicum in Environmental Science & Technology  4
BSCI 105 Principles of Biology I 4
BSCI 106 Principles of Biology II 4
BSCI 223 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 131/132 Fund. General Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 231/232 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
MATH 140 or
MATH 220
Calculus I or
Elementary Calculus I
3-4
PHYS 121 or
PHYS 117
Fundamentals of Physics I or
Introduction to Physics
4
BIOM 301 Introduction to Biometrics 3
GEOL 100/110 or GEOG 201/211 Physical Geology & Lab or
Geography of Environmental Systems & Lab
4
GEOG 340 or
GEOL 340
Geomorphology or
Geomorphology
3-4

 

Resource Economics (7 credits):

AREC 240 Introduction to Economics and the Environment 4
AREC 332 or
ENST 410
Introduction to Natural Resources Policy or
    Ecological Economics 
3

 
Government and Politics (3 credits):

GVPT 273 Introduction to Environmental Politics 3
     

Sociology (3 credits):


SOCY 305 Scarcity and Modern Society        3

Resource Management and Science Electives 
Students will take approximately 6 credits each of Resource Management and Resource Science electives to tailor their program to their specific interests for a total of 12 credits. Resource Management electives cannot be double-counted as Resource Science Electives, and vice-versa.  This is not an exhaustive list of electives; other science and management courses can be substituted with advisor approval.   

Resource Management Electives (6 credits):


ANSC 453 Animal Welfare and Bioethics 3
ANTH 450 Theory and Practice of Environmental Anthropology 3
AREC 365 World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies 3
AREC 445 Ag. Development, Population Growth and the Environment 3
BSCI 363 The Biology of Conservation and Extinction 3
BSCI 366 Biodiversity Issues in Conservation Management 3
ECON 315 Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas 3
ENST 314** Fisheries Sustainability and Management 3
ENST 405 Energy and Environment 3
ENST 434 Soil-Water Pollution 3
ENST 440 Crops, Soils and Civilization 3
ENST 441 Sustainable Agriculture 3
ENST 444 Restoration Ecology 3
ENST 460 Principles of Wildlife Management 3
ENST 461   Urban Wildlife Management 3
ENST 462 Field Techniques in Wildlife Management 2
ENST 479 Tropical Ecology and Resource Management 3
GEOG 372 Remote Sensing 3
GEOG 373 Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 472 Remote Sensing: Digital Processing and Analysis 3
GEOG 473 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis 3

GEOL 437

Global Climate Change: Past and Present

3
LARC 450 Environmental Resources 3
LARC 451*** Sustainable Communities 1-6

 Resource Science Electives (6 credits):

ANSC 252 Introduction to the Diseases of Wildlife 3
ANSC 452 Avian Physiology 3
BSCI 360 Principles of Animal Behavior    3
BSCI 362 Ecology of Marsh and Dune Vegetation 2
BSCI 373 Natural History of the Chesapeake Bay 3
BSCI 374 Chesapeake Bay Laboratory    2
BSCI 375 Biological Oceanography 3
BSCI 440 Mammalian Physiology 4
BSCI 441 Mammalian Physiology Laboratory       2
BSCI 442 Plant Physiology 4
BSCI 462 Population Ecology       3
BSCI 463 Laboratory and Field Ecology 2
BSCI 464 Microbial Ecology        3
BSCI 467 Freshwater Biology 4
BSCI 473 Marine Ecology 3
BSCI 481 Insect Diversity and Classification 4
BSCI 493 Medicinal and Poisonous Plants 3
ENST 308 Field Soil Morphology 1-2
ENST 414 Soil Morphology, Genesis and Classification 4
ENST 421 Soil Chemistry 4
ENST 422 Soil Biochemistry and Microbial Ecology       3
ENST 430 Wetland Soils   3
ENST 450 Wetland Ecology 3
ENST 451 Water Quality: Field and Lab Analysis Methods 3
GEOG 345 Introduction to Climatology       3
GEOG 440 Advanced Geomorphology 3
GEOL 444 Low Temperature Geochemistry 4
GEOL 451 Groundwater 3
GEOL 452 Watershed and Wetland Hydrology 3
PLSC 453 Weed Science  3

 ***Must take at least one other additional course, 6 credits of LARC 451 does not fulfill requirement.

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