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Natural Resources Management
Associate in Arts

Purpose

This AA emphasis prepares students for transfer into Natural Resource Management professional programs typically with very specific coursework for a bachelor's degree. To prepare for a program in forestry, fisheries, or wildlife management students should take at least two quarters of Calculus and one quarter of Introduction to  Statistics. Natural Science requirements vary among transfer institutions. Some require only 10 credits of BIOL& 221, 222, 223 while others also require CHEM& 131.

Please consult with your advisor as you plan your curriculum and coordinate your program with the requirements of the institution to which you plan to transfer.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-2013 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
GEOL& 101 Intro Physical Geology (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
ENVS 170 Intro to Natural Resources (S) 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

BOTA 150 Dendrology-Trees in our Environ (S) 5
GEOL& 208 Geology of Pacific NW (S) 5
CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Phys 5
  Elective 2
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Notes:

Select Social Science Distribution classes from the following list:

ECON& 201 Microeconomics (SS)
POLS& 101 Intro Political Science (SS)
  or
POLS& 202 American Government (SS)
  Plus five (5) additional credits of Social Science

Select Humanities Distribution classes from the following list:

SPEE 110 Principles of Speech Communication (H)
PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics (H)
  Plus five (5) credits of foreign language or other (H) as needed for transfer program

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)