Resource Management Transfer Guide
College of Natural Resources, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Telephone (715) 346-4081
Admission to UW-Stevens Point
To apply to UW-Stevens Point as a transfer student, complete the UW System admission application form. You may apply online at apply.wisconsin.edu or by submitting a paper application to:
UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions
Student Services Center
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Paper applications can be obtained through UW College Student Services Offices and the UWSP Admissions Office, or downloaded at apply.wisconsin.edu.
Request that your official transcripts be forwarded directly to the UWSP Admissions Office both from your high school and from any colleges or universities you have attended. List your intended major on your application form.
While there is no deadline for applying to the University, early application is recommended because enrollment management efforts may require us to limit our enrollment.
Students from the UW Colleges who will have earned 54 or more credits by the time they transfer to UWSP are eligible for admission with a grade point average of 2.00 or higher. If you will have earned fewer than 54 transfer credits by the time you transfer, you will need to meet the admission requirements in effect at the time your application file is complete.
Please note that admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a particular major.
You will be accepted as a Resource Management major after you complete a total of 45 credits (including transfer credits) and have a GPA in your major of 2.0 or higher. Application deadlines are October 1 and February 15. Prior to being accepted as a Resource Management major, your status will be "pre-major". Once you are accepted as a major, you will be assigned an advisor in your major and will be able to register for restricted 300 and 400 level courses, summer camp, internships and the European Environmental Studies Seminar.
Students interested in a major in the College of Natural Resources at UWSP should transfer after completion of no more than one year at the UW Colleges. The majors in Forestry, Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Water Resources, and Wildlife have a summer camp &/or internship requirement that should be completed after the sophomore year. Before you can attend summer camp, you must have completed a core of natural resources courses (Natural Resources 250 and 251) only offered at UWSP, and Natural Resources 150 and 151 at UWSP or their equivalents from the UW-Colleges.
UWSP General Degree Requirements
Students with natural resources majors should complete the General Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. The General Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree are listed below, along with courses from the UW Colleges that may be applied toward the requirements.
- Freshman English -- 3-6 credits required
Students from the UW Colleges take ENG 101 & 102. Students who are exempt from ENG 101 at the UW Colleges will also be considered exempt from English 101 at UWSP but will still need ENG 102.
- Communication -- 2 credits required
COM 103 at the UW Colleges
- Mathematics -- 7 credits required
MAT 105 at the UW Colleges plus 4 credits beyond MAT 105
- Natural Science -- 12-15 credits required
Resource Management Majors: Biology 109, Botany 130, Zoology 101, Chemistry 125, 145, 155, Geology 101, and Geography 120 will complete this requirement. (The courses you should take will depend on the option you plan to pursue.)
PLEASE CONSULT THE TRANSFER INFORMATION SYSTEM (TIS) FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON WHICH COURSES FROM THE UW COLLEGES MAY BE APPLIED TOWARD THE FOLLOWING UWSP GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
- History -- BS: 3 credits required
- Humanities and Social Science -- 18 credits required
6 must be in Humanities and 6 must be in Social Science; the remaining 6 credits may be from either Humanities or Social Science. In the Humanities, courses must be selected from at least two of the four areas. In the Social Sciences, courses must be taken in two or more social science disciplines, with a minimum of 6 credits in Category 1.
- Humanities is divided into 4 areas as follows: Area 1-history and appreciation of art, communication, dance, theater and music; Area 2-literature; Area 3-philosophy, political theory and religious studies; Area 4-civilization, area studies and interdisciplinary courses.
- Social Science is divided into 2 categories. Most traditional social science courses are in Category 1, which includes such disciplines as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.
***NOTE: The various Resource Management options require different humanities and social science requirements: General Resource Management: Natural Resources 150 (SS2) and 372 (SS2). Environmental Education & Interpretation: English 363 (HU2), Philosophy 380 (HU3)and Natural Resources 150 (SS2). Land Use Planning: Natural Resources 150 (SS2) and 372 (SS2) and Political Science 212 or 242 (SS1). Youth Programming and Camp Management: Natural Resources 150 (SS2), Psychology 110 (SS1), Sociology 101 (SS1 & MNS), plus additional psychology and sociology classes. When you choose your remaining humanities and social science courses, look for courses that also fulfill the Minority Studies (MNS) or Non-Western (NW) requirements. Some possible choices at the UW Colleges include: Sociology 101 or 130, Anthropology 100, 102, 200 or 204, Geography 101, 102, 110 or 115, and Music 273.
- Foreign Language -- None required
- Environmental Literacy -- 3 credits required
UWSP Natural Resources 150 completes this requirement or this may be satisfied by Bio 103 or Bio 107, Geog 350, Geol 169, or Nat 170 (2-3 credits) at the UW Colleges.
- Wellness -- 3 credits required
The Wellness requirement is divided into two categories: Aerobic/Activity and Health Enhancement. At least 1 credit must be taken in each category; the third credit may be from either category.
- Minority Studies (MNS) & Non-Western Culture (NW)
Please note that at least one course that you take must be designated "Minority Studies", and at least one course that you take must be designated "Non-Western Culture". Courses with these designations will usually also meet another general degree requirement, such as Humanities or Social Science.
- Writing Emphasis (WE) -- 6 credits required
You must take at least 6 credits of courses that are designated as "Writing Emphasis".
Resource Management majors are required to take Natural Resources 478 or Natural Resources 320, which fulfills 3 credits of the writing emphasis requirement.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM THE UW COLLEGES TO UW-STEVENS POINT WITH THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS & SCIENCE DEGREE:
If you are transferring to UWSP and have earned an Associate of Arts & Science degree at one of the UW Colleges, you will automatically have satisfied the following general degree requirements for the BS degree at UWSP: Natural Science, History, Humanities and Social Science, Environmental Literacy, Minority Studies and Non-Western Culture. You will not automatically have satisfied the general degree requirements in Freshman English, Communication, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Wellness and Writing Emphasis. Of course, you may have satisfied these requirements if you took the specific course work to do so. You may still have additional major specific courses to take at UWSP in order to complete the Forestry, Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Water Resources, or Wildlife degree.
Course Requirements for the Resource Management Major
To complete a degree in Resource Management at UWSP, you must choose and complete the requirements for one of the following options: General Resource Management, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Land Use Planning, or Youth Programming and Camp Management. Should you choose the General Resource Management option, please also complete an appropriate minor to enhance your employability.
To graduate from UWSP with a major in General Resource Management, you must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. All other Resource Management majors require a 2.25 cumulative grade point average.
- College of Natural Resources, 19 credits: Natural Resources 150, 151, 250, 251, 474, 490 (Chemistry 101 or 105 required as prerequisites to Natural Resources 251).
- Geography 101 or Geology 104.
- Summer Camp courses, 7 credits: Forestry 319, 320, Natural Resources 405, Soils 359, 360, Water 380, Wildlife 340, OR European Environmental Seminar, 8 credits: Natural Resources 475.
- Complete ONE of the following collateral options:
a. General Resource Management, 29 credits: Biology 130, 160; Chemistry 105 and 106, or 115 and 116; Natural Resources 320 or 478, 473 or 484 and 372. NOTE: To prepare for a professional career, it is recommended that one or more minors be selected to accompany this option. Suggested minors include environmental communication, environmental law enforcement, forestry, forest recreation, international resource management, soil science, water resources, wildlife.
b. Environmental Education and Interpretation, 58-68 credits: Biology 101 (or 130 and 160), 342, 377; Chemistry 101 or 105; English 363 or 392; Natural Resources 301, 302, 368, 369 (5 cr), 476 ( 12 cr), 478; Philosophy 380; and 9 credits from at least two of the following areas: Astronomy 311; Biology 308, 309, 355, 357, 372, 374, 376, 378, 379, 388; Natural Resources 390; Wildlife 372, 478.
c. Land Use Planning, 56-66 credits:
- Required courses: Biology 101, or 130 and 160; Chemistry 101, or 105 and 106; Geography 476; Math 355; Natural Resources 320, 371, 372, 388, 389, 484, 495; Soils 365.
- Six credits from the following with 3 credits maximum in any one department:
Law: Political Sci 212, 242, 250 or Natural Resources 473;
Politics: Political Sci 304 or 341;
Sociology: Sociology 300, 356, 357, or 358.
- Three credits from Political Sci 397, Econ 311, 374.
- Specialty, 6 credits from one area:
GIS/mapping: Geography 276, 379, 382; Natural Resources 377.
Forestry and landscape architecture: Forestry 232, 326, 330, 333, 385.
Air, land, water resources: Natural Resources 357; Water 382; Waste Management 380, 476.
- Professional experience, at least 4 credits of Natural Resources 381.
d. Youth Programming and Camp Management, 74-75 credits:
- Required courses: Biology 101, or 130 and 160; Business 380; Chemistry 101, or 105 and 106; Forestry 330 or 335; Human Developments 265; Natural Resources 281, 301, 302, 376, 382, 383, 320 or 478, 367 or 368; 2 credits from 369; Psychology 110; Sociology 101; Sociology 225 or Psychology 315; HP/W 102, Wellness 218 and 3 credits from Wellness 100-299.
Business, 3 credits from Business 100, 330, 340, 350, 352, 384, 385.
Human development, 3 credits from HD 166, 261, 362, 367.
Sociology, psychology, 3 credits from Sociology 270, 316, 332, Psychology 260, 320
Health, physical education, 3 credits from HLED 104, 140, 390, PEX 250, 315
First Aid/CPR, 2 credits from PED 252, 253, 254.
- Teacher Certification Emphasis
For certification to teach environmental studies at the secondary level, complete one of the above options and this emphasis, or the resource management minor in conjunction with another approved major.
- Teacher certification in secondary education (conservation) consists of 20 credits: Chemistry 105 or 115; Natural Resources 301 and 302; and 9 credits from Natural Resources 372, Geography 340, History 366, Philosophy 380, Political Sci 304, Sociology 260.
- Also, complete the professional education sequence: Education 205, 337, 351, 381, 386, 390, and 398. Plus History 212 and 3 credits from History 120, 130, 211, 379, 382, 385; Instructional Resources 331; Political Sci 201; one fine arts course; one humanities course that is literature.
- You must have a grade point average of 2.75 to student teach.
Internships can play a crucial role during your college career. While we highly recommend an internship, it is not required for Resource Management majors. For more information on internships and job opportunities through the CNR, check out our Web page:http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/internships/.
|UW Colleges Course and Title
||UWSP Course Requirement
||UWSP General Degree Requirement Satisfied|
|Biology 109 - Concepts of Biology*
||Biology 101 - General Biology
|Botany 130 - General Botany**
||Biology 130 - Plant Biology
|Zoology 101 - Animal Biology**
||Biology 160 - Animal Biology
Chemistry 145** - General Chemistry
Chemistry 155** - General Chemistry**
|Chemistry 101 - Basic Chemistry
Chemistry 105 - Fund. Chemistry
Chemistry 106 - Fund. Chemistry
|Geology 101 - Physical Geology***
||Geology 104 - Physical Geology
|Geography 120 - The Physical Environment***
||Geography 101 - The Physical Environment
|Biology 103 Human Environ Bio OR Biology 107 Biol Aspect Conserv OR Geography 350 Env Conserv OR Geology 169 Earth Sci & Hum Env OR NAT 170 (if taken for 2-3 credits)
||NRES 150 - People, Resources & Biosphere
||SS2 & EL|
|Biology 250 Principles of Ecology
||NRES 151 - Ecol Basis Natural Resources Mgmt
|NAT 250 Intro to Fish, Forest and Wildlife Resources
||Natural Resources 250 - Intro to Fisheries, Forestry, & Wildlife
* Environmental Education/Interpretation, Land Use Planning, or Youth Programming & Camp Management options
** General only
***Either Geol 101 or Geog 120
For more information concerning the Resource Management major in the UWSP College of Natural Resources, please call Sue Kissinger, Coordinator of Advising and Recruitment, at (715) 346-4081 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.