The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences offers transfer programs for students attending University of West Alabama and others. Please see below for more details concerning these opportunities.
Cooperative B.S. and M.N.R. Degree Program with University of West Alabama
Students at The University of West Alabama will be able to earn a Master’s degree in Natural Resources (MNR) that will qualify them to become either Professional Foresters or Certified Wildlife Biologists. A cooperative program between the undergraduate program in Environmental Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of West Alabama and the graduate program in Natural Resources in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. Over a five year period students from UWA who enter this cooperative degree program will earn a B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences from The University of West Alabama and an M.N.R. degree in Natural Resources from Auburn University. The Cooperative Degree Program is conducted as outlined below.
1.) Students will attend The University of West Alabama (UWA) for three years, completing curriculum for the 3+2 forestry program or the 3+2 wildlife program (Link to Curricula) Students will be required to maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA at UWA.
2.) Students transfer to Auburn University after completion of coursework at UWA. The Professional Forester option begins with summer practicum followed by a full year of course work at Auburn and includes 34 hours of undergraduate coursework in agronomy and forestry (Link to Curricula). The Certified Wildlife Biologist option begins with the fall semester and includes an additional 29 hours of coursework in wildlife, ecology, and biology (see attached curriculum). Students must obtain a C or better on all listed forestry (FORY, FOEN, FOPR) and wildlife courses (WILD) and a 3.00 GPA overall.
3.) Upon satisfactory completion of the senior year at Auburn, students will receive a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from UWA.
4.) Students will complete a non-thesis project in cooperation with their major professor and graduate committee. Students will be required to complete a final oral exam conducted by their graduate committee covering their entire program.
5.) Upon completion of all degree requirements, the student will receive an M.N.R. in Natural Resources from Auburn University.
2+2 STEM Scholars Natural Resources Management Partnership w Wallace CC-Dothan
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is honored to be part of a new and innovative transfer opportunity for Wallace Community College students. This collaborative STEM Scholars 2+2 partnership for degree completion in Natural Resources Management will provide students with “job ready” critical thinking skills and training to work in variety of settings in conservation, the outdoors, watersheds, natural resources policy, environmental interpretation and sustainability. Most importantly, students will prepare for a career focused on defining ecological problems and identifying complex environmental solutions now and for future generations.
Students will complete the first two years of coursework at Wallace Community College, in their home area of Dothan, Alabama, to earn an Associate’s Degree in Science and experience the convenience and affordability of an excellent education at their community college. Students will then transfer to Auburn University and complete their remaining classes in two years as a graduate of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
Other benefits – an Auburn University advisor will visit Wallace Community College every semester to meet with students, assist with class selection, provide scholarship information, explain the admissions application and help make a smooth transition to Auburn University when they are ready to transfer. The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will also pay for their Transfer Student Admissions Application.
This STEM Scholars 2+2 transfer partnership in Natural Resources Management will have a dynamic impact on the lives of WCC students! Not only will they earn a prestigious Auburn University degree, but students will also discover and recognize a diverse selection of excellent professional career opportunities in natural resources management. For more information, please contact Dr. Jodie Kenney, Director of Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 334-844-1050.