Jun 30, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Forestry and Spatial Science


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Matthew McBroom, associate dean
Forestry Building, Room 112
Phone: (936) 468-3301 or (936) 468-2313
Fax: (936) 468-2489
P.O. Box 6109, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Web: atcofa.sfasu.edu

Faculty

Regents Professors
Kenneth W. Farrish (2016-17)
Brian P. Oswald (2012-13)
Hans M. Williams (2010-11)
David L. Kulhavy (1996-97)

Professors
Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Forestry - Steven H. Bullard
Hiram and Gloria Arnold Distinguished Professor - Kenneth W. Farrish
Lawrence C. Walker Distinguished Professor - David L. Kulhavy
Robert E. Minton Distinguished Professor - I-Kuai Hung
T.L.L. Temple Distinguished Professor - Matthew W. McBroom
Joe C. Denman Distinguished Professor - Brian P. Oswald
Bone Hill Foundation Distinguished Professor - Jeremy P. Stovall
Kenneth Nelson Distinguished Professor - Daniel R. Unger
Dean, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture - Hans M. Williams
Lacy Hunt Distinguished Professor - Pat Stephens Williams
Marilyn Cranford Distinguished Professor - Yanli Zhang

Associate Professors
Rebecca Kidd, Yuhui Wang

Assistant Professors
Jessica Glasscock, Christopher Schalk

Instructor
John Kidd

College Advisors
Chanelle Svehla (Last names A-J)
Brandy Bishop (Last names K-Z)

Accreditation

The forestry undergraduate degree programs offered by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture are accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Advising and Student Services

All students in the forestry and spatial science degree programs with 60 hours or less must consult an academic advisor prior to each registration period. Students in this category will automatically have an advising hold that can only be cleared by the advisor following an advising session. Students with 61 hours or more must meet with an academic advisor at least once per academic year; however, it is recommended that every student, regardless of completed semester hours, consult with an advisor prior to each registration period to ensure satisfactory progress on her or his degree program.

Scholarships

The college annually awards numerous scholarships to forestry, spatial science and environmental science students totaling more than $300,000. These are available to undergraduate, including incoming freshmen, and graduate students and are awarded based on academic excellence and/or financial need. Scholarship applications are due by Feb. 1 and are available online on the financial aid office website. Information about other sources of financial aid, including work-study and loans, is available from the financial aid office.

Student Organizations

Professional and special interest student organizations sponsored by the college provide opportunities for students to participate in college programs, develop leadership skills, compete in national contests and network with practicing professionals. Official student organizations include the Society of American Foresters, The Wildlife Society, Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry Honor Society, Student Society of Arboriculture, Sylvans Forestry Club, National Association of Interpretation, National Association of Environmental Professionals, Graduate Student Association, Ducks Unlimited, Student Association of Spatial Scientists, Student Chapter of the Association of Fire Ecology, and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.

Areas of Study and Undergraduate Degree Programs

Core curriculum minimum requirements include:

  • a grade of at least C in each freshman English course
  • a grade of C in each forestry core course
  • a 2.0 average at SFA
  • a 2.0 average in major courses taken at SFA
  • and a 2.0 average in minor courses taken at SFA

These required averages are based on courses in each category in the student’s official degree plan.

Certified Forester

Students who receive a B.S. in forestry from SFA fulfill the academic requirements for the certified forester credential from the Society of American Foresters. Certification status is not available until the applicant has a minimum of five years of qualifying professional forestry-related experience and has passed the certification examination.

Certified Wildlife Biologist

Credentialing as a professional certified wildlife biologist by The Wildlife Society is a voluntary program for students in forest wildlife management. It is the responsibility of the student, working closely with her/his advisor, to take the appropriate courses required by The Wildlife Society. Certification status is not available until the applicant has the required coursework and a minimum of five years of work experience in wildlife management.

Professional Wetland Scientist Certification

Credentialing as a professional wetland scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientist is a voluntary program for students in the forestry programs. It is the responsibility of the student, working closely with her/his advisor, to take the appropriate courses required by the Society of Wetland Scientist. Certification status is not available until the applicant has the required coursework and a minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience.

Probation - Suspension Policy

A student receiving a probation or suspension notice must see the college advisor.

Degree Plan and Final Graduation Plan

Prior to the end of the sophomore year, all students in the college must select a degree program and prepare a degree plan. To have a degree plan prepared, the student must see the college advisor.

A final graduation plan must be filed prior to pre-registration for the semester in which the student plans to graduate. The student should see the college advisor for review and for filing of the final graduation plan.

Graduate Degree Programs

The college offers Master of Science programs in forestry, environmental science and agriculture. Master’s degrees with a major in resource interpretation are available as fully online degree programs. The college also offers the Doctor of Philosophy. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies should refer to the Graduate Bulletin for details on all graduate programs.

Programs

    Program OverviewMajorConcentration/EmphasisMinorCertification

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