Oct 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Forestry Transfer to The University of Montana-Missoula

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Students who intend to seek a career in Forestry can complete most of the first two pre-professional years of study at FVCC to ready themselves for the junior year at The University of Montana - Missoula. UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation prepares graduates for professions as forest and land managers who deal with production of forest-based goods, recreation, timber, water, range, and wildlife issues.

Natural Resources Conservation and Management classes at FVCC emphasize interaction with practicing professionals, and students have ample opportunity to observe field management situations. Most courses have strong field trip components. There is an increasing emphasis on the understanding and use of high technology such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students planning to enter this program should attain a sound high school level background in English, social studies, mathematics, biology, and other sciences. Those lacking such proficiencies should plan for additional preparation before taking the required courses. Close consultation with a Forestry or Natural Resources advisor is necessary and students are urged to solicit the advisor’s help at all times.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula:

First Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 17

Second Year

First Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 15

Total Credits: 65 **

1 Take M 153  if not completing M 162  at FVCC.

 *Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

**If time permits:

To further broaden their educational experience, students may consider taking the following courses:

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor              Faculty Advisor                     
Russ Lamson Tim Eichner, M.S. Christina Relyea, Ph.D.
LRC 129 RH 155 BSS 103
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3898 (406) 756-3946
rlamson@fvcc.edu teichner@fvcc.edu crelyea@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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