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A New Natural Resources Degree for a New Century

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Oregon State University is offering a new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in natural resources. The degree, which emphasizes the skills and knowledge that students need to manage natural resources, crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries and value systems. The rationale behind the new program is described, as well as the degree requirements and challenges associated with the new degree, including employability, advising depth of content, and the special concerns of students, professors, and administrators.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Resources and Director of the Natural Resources Program, OSU

Publication date: February 1, 1998

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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