Welcome to Louisiana State University and to the School of Renewable Natural Resources. We think you will truly appreciate higher education in Graduate School. It can be enjoyable, productive and rewarding if you make the most of your opportunities. You are enrolled in Graduate School, and you must fulfill all requirements established by the dean and the Graduate School for completion of your degree. Faculty in the School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) supervise all phases of your academic work and report to the dean of the Graduate School on your progress. The School of Renewable Natural Resources has additional requirements you must meet to graduate. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all regulations and requirements that pertain to your work as an enrolled graduate student.
This handbook has been prepared to help graduate students and faculty become familiar with the school's requirements and procedures. If you ever need assistance or are concerned about your graduate studies, help is available from your major professor, your graduate committee, the graduate coordinator, the director of the school and ultimately the graduate dean. General questions may be answered by personnel in the Office of Student Services, Room 223 (phone 225-578-4188) or in the Main Office, 225-578-4131. Best wishes for a successful and rewarding stay at the School of Renewable Natural Resources.
THE GRADUATE COMMITTEE & DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
UNIVERSITY CALENDAR AND TIME DEADLINES
Graduate School regulations are published in detail in the General Catalog. A thorough knowledge of these requirements will allow you to avoid needless delays in obtaining your degree. Furthermore, requirements may change during your program; keep current by checking the latest catalog revision.
Through the Graduate School, the School of Renewable Natural Resources offers the following degrees:
Master of Science in Forestry (SFOR=Graduate School program designation)
Master of Science in Wildlife (SWILD)
Master of Science in Fisheries (SFISH)
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PFOR)
Doctor of Philosophy in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (PWFS)
For more information on our graduate program, contact:
Dr. William E. Kelso
F.O. Bateman Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Research
118 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture