Brief Description of The Major Field
Graduate Program focusing on Sustainable Forest Management, Watershed Management, Forest Resource Economics, Marketing and Valuation, Tropical Forests and Climate Change, Ecotourism, GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest and Natural Resources Management, Timber Resources Production and Management, Production and Management of Non-Forest Wood Products.
Forest managers, Environmental Officers, Natural Resource Managers, Forests and Climate Change Specialists, Faculty Members of Colleges and Universities offering Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources-allied degrees.
Graduates serving as specialists/experts in local, national and International Organizations in the aforementioned fields of specialization; Alumni have distinguished themselves as forest managers, policy makers/advisers both in the Philippines and abroad.
Requirements and Mechanics to Graduate
Applicants of FOR: FRM must have already taken the foundation courses (FRM 100, FRM 167, FRM 184, FRM 65 or FOR 150 (for audit)) or their equivalents, if not, these courses may be required to be taken.
The MS FOR:FRM program requires a minimum of 31 units, these are: 15 units of major courses; 9 units of minor courses; 1 unit of seminar; and 6 units of thesis. The major courses are composed of 9 units of core courses (FRM 214, FRM 286, SFI 223) and 6 units of specialization courses.
Forest Resources Management
FRM 201. Planning and Evaluation of Forestry Research (3). Research program, project, and study planning; analysis and interpretation; critical reviews. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1)
FRM 204. Geospatial Methods in Natural Resources Management (3). Application of geographic information systems (GIS) technology in natural resources management; GIS operations and spatial analysis. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 104 or COI. (1)
FRM 214. Introduction to Operations Research (3). Linear transformations, vector spaces, matrix; survey of operations research and mathematical decision models; fundamentals of systems modeling. 3 hrs (class). PR. MATH 27 or COI. (1)
FRM 217. Advanced Forestry Economics (3). Microeconomic analysis of forestry. 3 hrs (lect). PR. FRM 117. (1)
FRM 227. Economic Analysis of Forest Policy (3). Economic aspects and significance of major forest policies with particular emphasis on Philippine forestry. 3 hrs (class). PR. FRM 217. (1,2)
FRM 253. Advanced Watershed Management (3). Interception, transpiration, evaporation, and sedimentation related to the quantity, quality, and distribution of water as affected by forestry practices. 3 hrs (lect). PR. FRM 153. (1,2)
FRM 261. Aerial Photo Mensuration (3). Advanced methods in the use of aerial photographs in forest inventory; photo mensurational techniques in the preparation of tree and stand volume tables; planning large-scale photo mensurational projects. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 161. (1)
FRM 262. Photogrammetry (3). Use of stereoscope and other stereoplotting instruments in photographic and planimetric mapping and real location; preparation of mosaic maps and photo specifications. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 161 or COI. (2)
FRM 264. Advanced Forest Mensuration (3). Analysis of forest measurements; evaluation of growth prediction methods; recent developments in forest mensuration and statistics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 164 or COI. (1,2)
FRM 286. Advanced Forest Management (3). Social, economic, and technical aspects of the organization of a forest for continuous (or managed) yield; forest regulation; forest management planning. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1)
FRM 287. Economic Analysis in Forest Management (3). Forest management unit as a bioeconomic system, decision-making in timber management; economic sustained yield theory; current forest management practices. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (2)
FRM 289. Multiple-Use Forestry (3). Problems related to the concept and practice of multiple-use forestry; the economics of multiple-use forestry. 3 hrs (class). PR. FRM 189 or COI. (2)
FRM 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1,2)
FRM 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1,2) FRM 292. Log Transportation Systems (3). Technical and economic aspects of the design and selection of log transportation systems. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 192. (1,2)
FRM 293. Logging Operations Planning (3). Planning and monitoring of logging operations; design of logging management information systems. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 192. (1,2)
FRM 294. Optimization Models in Forestry (3). Deterministic and probabilities mathematical decision models applied to forestry with special emphasis on forest management harvesting and wood resource allocation problems. 3 hrs (class). PR. FRM 214 or COI. (2)
FRM 299. Graduate Seminar (1). May be taken twice. (1,2) . (1, 2, S)
FOR 400. Doctoral Dissertation (12). (1, 2, S)