The UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR)

Under graduate Program

DEGREE PROGRAMS

The UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources offers a sub-professional course, a course in the baccalaureate level, three master’s degree programs and a doctor of philosophy program.

  1. Certificate in Forestry (CiF) – A two-year non-degree course focused on basic social and technical skills required to assist professional foresters. 
  2. Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF)  – A four-year program composed of a curriculum aligned with the principles of Outcomes-Based Education and the K to 12 Basic Education Program, particularly with its content and performance standards and learning competencies. The BSF curriculum was recalibrated to make it more responsive to evolving challenges and paradigms in the forestry sector and its implications to the environment and society. The general curriculum has specialized courses in three forestry fields: 1) Environmental Forestry, 2) Production and Industrial Forestry, and 3) Social Forestry and Agroforestry.

INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FRM 16. Fundamentals of Small-scale Forest-based EnterprisesEconomic and business concepts as applied to the establishment of small-scale forest-based enterprises. 3 hrs (class32
FRM 61. Forest BiometryMeasurements of standing and felled timber, tree growth, and of non-timber forest products; tree inventory methods. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 2131,2
FRM 62. Forest MensurationElements of forest mensuration; tree measurements; forest products measurements and volume determination; and basic computer applications. 8 hrs (2 class, 6 lab).41,2
FRM 90. Elementary Forestry CartographyLettering, orthographic and auxiliary projection; sectioning and dimensioning methods; detailed working drawing; isometric and oblique representation; technical sketching. 3 hrs (lab).11,2
FRM 92. Forest EngineeringForest surveying and topographic mapping; direct and indirect leveling; elementary road engineering. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab)31,2
FRM 93. Elementary Forest Surveying and MappingBasic surveying; methods of measurements and instrumentation; techniques and procedures in map-making. 8 hrs (2 class, 6 field). PR. FRM 62 and FRM 9042
FRM 94. Forest Products HarvestingTechniques and management of forest products harvesting. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 9331
FRM 100. Introduction to Forest Resources ManagementGeneral forest management; its relation to the forest products industries. 3 hrs (class).31,2
FRM 102 formerly FRM 110. Fundamentals of Environmental Forest ManagementStructure and dynamics of forest ecosystems, principles, decision-making tools and strategies in environmental forest management. 3 hrs (class). PR. FOR 1 and FBS 36 or COI.32
FRM 121 formerly FRM 116. AccountingTheory and practice of accounting. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
FRM 120 formerly FRM 117. Forestry EconomicsEconomics of production, distribution, and consumption of forest products and services. 3 hrs (class). PR. ECON 11. (1,2) CORE31,2
FRM 122 formerly FRM 118. Forest FinanceForest ecosystem services valuation and financing. 3 hrs (class). PR. FRM 11731
FRM 119 (or FPPS 119). Marketing of Forest ProductsForest products marketing, the structure of forest products’ market, output and pricing policies and strategic trends. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ECON 1131
FRM 131 formerly FRM 171. Forest-based Enterprise Development and ManagementEntrepreneurship and business concepts as applied to the establishment and management of forest-based enterprises. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 120. Forestry Economics or COI. (1,2) CORE31,2
FRM 143 formerly FRM 164. Sampling Methods in ForestrySampling problems with special reference to timber inventory of forest area. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 6131
FRM 144 formerly FRM 167. Experimental Designs in Forestry ResearchPrinciples of experimental designs; basic and other experimental designs and analysis applied in forestry research; treatment comparisons; regression and correlation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
FRM 145. Tropical Forests and Climate ChangeClimate change assessment methods, mitigation and adaptation in tropical forests. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 36 or COI.31
FRM 146 formerly FRM 194. Production Planning and Control in Logging OperationsPreparation of production and cost standards; job analysis; production planning and control techniques; machine selection and replacement. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
FRM 165. Forest SurveysTechniques, instruments, procedures in planning and implementing forest surveys; analysis and presentation of data. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 field). PR. FBS 21 and FRM 933S
FRM 170 formerly FRM 130. Forest Range ManagementPrinciples of range management, range condition, classification and analysis, range ecology, improvement and management planning; identification of range pasture and forage plants. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 6131
FRM 183. Timber Production ManagementTheories and techniques in timber management and harvesting in natural and plantation forests. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 61 and FRM 11731,2
FRM 184. Integrated Forest Resource ManagementThe biophysical and socio-economic aspects of FRM; forest land use management; forest management planning and plans. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 61, NRC 140, and SFI 142 (previously SFI 121)31,2
FRM 190. Special ProblemsMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI1-31,2
FRM 191. Special TopicsMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units.1-31,2

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
NASC 10 (MST). Forests as Source of LifeThe roles and importance of forests in sustaining life, environment, and society. 3 hrs (class)31,2,M

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
NRC 130. Nature-based Leisure and Outdoor RecreationPrinciples, guidelines and conservation norms for different leisure activities outdoors and in wilderness areas. 3 hrs (3 class)31
NRC 131. Fundamentals of EcotourismPrinciples, concepts and approaches in ecotourism. 3 hrs (3 class)32
NRC 132. Conservation and Management of Protected AreasConcepts, principles and practices in conserving and managing protected areas. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI32
NRC 140 formerly FRM 104. Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsPrinciples and concepts of geographic information systems; GIS operation. 5hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
NRC 141 formerly FRM 103. Introduction to Remote SensingPrinciples, concepts and types of remote sensing. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
NRC 142 formerly FRM 161. Aerial Photogrammetry and Image InterpretationPrinciples and techniques of acquiring, interpreting and using aerial photos and other images in mapping for natural resources management. (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 6131
NRC 143 formerly SFI 168. Environmental Impact Assessment of Natural Resource Management ProjectsConcepts of environmental impact assessment (EIA). Application of EIA in natural resource management projects with emphasis in forestry and upland development projects. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR SFI 121 and FRM 184 or COI32
NRC 170 formerly FRM 153. Watershed ManagementRegulation, use, conservation practices and treatment of the aggregate resources of a drainage basin for the production of water and the control of erosion, stream flow, and floods. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 100 or COI31,2

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
SFI 10. Elementary Forest Soil ConservationIntroduction to properties of soils and techniques in forest soil conservation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
SFI 30. Forest NurseriesEstablishment and management of forest nurseries. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 field). PR. FBS 131,2
SFI 31. Elementary SilvicultureRegeneration and treatment of Philippine forests. 8 hrs (2 class, 6 field). PR. FBS 141,2
SFI 100. Geology and Forest SoilsPhysical geology; formation and development of land forms; physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of forest soils. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
SFI 101. Forest SoilsSoil classification, organic matter, organisms, physical and chemical properties, and relation to forest management. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 100 or COI31
SFI 102. Forest Soil and Water ConservationPrinciples, theories and research methodologies in forest soil and water conservation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 100 or COI32
SFI 103 formerly SFI 123. Fundamentals of AgroforestryPrinciples and practices of agroforestry; managing agroforestry projects. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI31,2
SFI 104 formerly SFI 133. Agroforestry Systems of the PhilippinesDescription and analysis of agroforestry system in the Philippines. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 123 or COI31
SFI 105 formerly SFI 171. SilvicsEcological foundation of silviculture; analysis of the interrelationships of trees, stand, and forests and environment. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR FBS 3631
SFI 106 formerly SFI 161. Introduction to Forest InfluencesIntroductory analysis of the modifying effects of forests on the microclimate, soil and the biological aspects of the environment and the basic principles underlying their measurement. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
SFI 107 formerly SFI 126. Fundamentals of Urban ForestryStructure, composition, distribution and classification, planning, management of urban forests. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 122 or COI31
SFI 140 formerly SFI 120. Tropical SilvicultureSilvicultural systems and their applications in natural tropical forests with emphasis on the restoration and rehabilitation of degraded Philippine forests. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 36 and SFI 10031,2
SFI 142 formerly SFI 121. Plantation ForestryArtificial forest regeneration systems with emphasis on Philippine conditions. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 12031,2
SFI 144 formerly SFI 124. Silviculture of Non-Timber Plant SpeciesClassification, propagation and cultivation of economically important non-timber producing plant species. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
SFI 145 formerly SFI 131. Silvicultural Approaches to Forest ProtectionCauses and silvicultural control of forest destructive agents. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFI 121 or COI31
SFI 146 formerly SFI 141. Forest Tree ImprovementApplication of genetics to forestry; selection, hybridization, progeny testing and seed orchard establishment. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 172 or COI31
SFI 147 formerly SFI 143. Agroforestry System Design and DevelopmentConcepts and application of diagnosing and designing appropriate agroforestry system and technologies. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 123 or COI32
SFI 148 formerly SFI 182. Forestation Techniques for Marginal and Degraded AreasConcepts, principles and applications of forestation strategies or techniques for marginal and degraded upland areas. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFI 100 or COI32
SFI 149 formerly SFI 122. Arboriculture and Landscape GardeningPropagation and culture of important fruit and ornamental perennial plants; landscape gardening and ground improvement. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI31
SFI 152. Forest Tree SeedsProduction, anatomy, and composition of tree seeds, and their collection, extraction, testing, treatment, storage, germination, and certification. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BOT 1 or COI32
SFI 172. Forest Fire ManagementBasic principles and practices in forest fire management; fire behavior, fire danger rating and forest fire prevention and control. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 36 or COI32

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FOR 1. Introduction to Forests and ForestryForests and forestry in relation to the environment and society; introduction to the science and technology of forestry. 3 hrs (class)31,2
FOR 31. Elementary Forest ProtectionHarmful effects of fire, insects and diseases on forests; preventive and remedial control measures. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 1 and FBS 931,2
FOR 110. Introduction to Protected Area ManagementPrinciples and practices in the management of protected areas. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 100 and FBS 2132
FOR 195. Research Methods in Forestry and Natural ResourcesMethods and approaches in conducting researches in forestry and natural resources including proposal preparation and communicating results. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FOR 198. InternshipPR. COI3M
FOR 199. Undergraduate Seminar11,2
FOR 200. Undergraduate ThesisPR. COI61,2, M
FOR 200a. PracticumPR. COI61,2, M

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FBS 1. Forest BotanySurvey of the plant kingdom, with emphasis on the morphology, anatomy, taxonomy, and physiology of forest species. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab)41,2
FBS 9. Forest ZoologySurvey on the animal kingdom, with emphasis on forest fauna. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FBS 10. Biology of Tropical Forest PlantsStructure, growth, and ecology of woody plants, bamboos and palms. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab)41,2
FBS 21. Taxonomy of Forest PlantsIdentification, classification, nomenclature, phenology, geographical distribution and economic importance of woody and non-woody plants found in the Philippine forest. 8 hrs (2 class, 6 lab/field). PR. FBS 1041,2
FBS 31. Plant PhysiologyNutrition, metabolism, growth and reproduction of plants. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FBS 36. Fundamentals of Forest EcologyBiological interactions of forest components, energy flow and trophic levels, principles of limiting factors and succession, forest dynamics and vegetational development, with emphasis on tropical rainforest; the ecological impact of man. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 21 and FBS 3131,2
FBS 41. Forest PathologyThe common and important diseases of forest plants and forest products, recognition of symptoms, causes, and control methods. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
FBS 42. Forest Products PathologyTypes of wood defects caused by fungus and their control. Special emphasis on wood durability, fungicides, lumber discoloration, heart-rots and decay in forest products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
FBS 45. Forest Insect Pests and Diseases (4)Nature, development, and control of insect pests and diseases of trees and agroforestry crops. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 3641,2
FBS 101. Forest BiodiversitySurvey of genetic resources and types of ecosystems in the tropical forest, with emphasis on Philippine forests. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 3631,2
FBS 126. Forest EntomologyBiology and ecology of insects associated with forest trees and forest products; laboratory rearing methods and field work. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
FBS 127. Insect EcologyConcepts on insect abundance, distribution, dispersal, natural control and related problems. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 26 or equivalent and ZOO 150.31
FBS 130. Forest Tree PhysiologyThe physiological processes of trees and the relation of these processes to the environment. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 3132
FBS 136. Forest EcologyInterrelationships of forest plants and environmental factors; structure and dynamics of vegetational types; plants succession; indicator plants and ecological methods. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 3631,2
FBS 140. Forest MycologyA comprehensive survey of fungi affecting forest trees, including the morphology, taxonomy and physiology of fungi. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
FBS 146. Forest MicrobiologyMorphology, physiology, ecology, classification, and important activities of microorganisms affecting forest and forest products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
FBS 151. Microtechnique of Woody Plants (3)Preparation of tissue of woody plants for microscopic studies. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. FPPS 1131
FBS 161. Plant AnatomyOrganization and development of the primary and secondary plant body of higher plants. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FBS 167. Plant TaxonomyFundamentals of classification and nomenclature. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 2131
FBS 172. Forest GeneticsTheories and practical applications of genetics to forestry, including tree selection, hybridization, progeny testing and seed orchard establishment. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FBS 181. Research Techniques in Forest BiologyLaboratory and field techniques in reproductive biology, propagation, microbial fertilizers and biological control; data collection, processing and analysis. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. COI32
FBS 190. Special ProblemsMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI1-31,2, M
FBS 191. Special TopicsMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI1-31,2, M
FBS 199. Undergraduate SeminarMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI11,2

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FOR 1. Introduction to Forests and ForestryForests and forestry in relation to the environment and society; introduction to the science and technology of forestry. 3 hrs (class)31,2
FOR 31. Elementary Forest ProtectionHarmful effects of fire, insects and diseases on forests; preventive and remedial control measures. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 1 and FBS 931,2
FOR 110. Introduction to Protected Area ManagementPrinciples and practices in the management of protected areas. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 100 and FBS 2132
FOR 195. Research Methods in Forestry and Natural ResourcesMethods and approaches in conducting researches in forestry and natural resources including proposal preparation and communicating results. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FOR 198. InternshipPR. COI3M
FOR 199. Undergraduate Seminar11,2
FOR 200. Undergraduate ThesisPR. COI61,2, M
FOR 200a. PracticumPR. COI61,2, M

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
NRC 133 formerly NRC 185 or FBS 185. Nature InterpretationInterpretive techniques for natural resources conservation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
WLDL 105. Principles of Wildlife ManagementInterrelationships of wildlife biology, habitat ecology, and population dynamics as they affect management problems. 3 hrs (class). PR. WLDL 101 or COI31
WLDL 195. Techniques of Wildlife ManagementField and laboratory method used in wildlife management and research; including identification of signs, population census, food habits, trapping, transplantation, collection and preservation of specimens. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. WLDL 10532

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST PRODUCTS AND PAPER SCIENCE

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FPPS 11. Wood Structure and IdentificationGross and microscopic structure of wood; wood identification, natural defects and variations in structure. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab)31,2
FPPS 42. Forest Products Utilization 1Log and lumber grading; lumber manufacture; utilization of non-timber forest products; seasoning and preservation of wood and non-timber products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FPPS 1131,2
FPPS 43. Forest Products Utilization 2Veneer and plywood; pulp and paper; wood composition boards; and wood derivatives and other chemicals from wood and forest plants. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FPPS 1131,2
FPPS 111. Wood and Fiber AnatomyMicroscopic identification, variability and anatomical characteristics of wood and paper-making fibers. Wood and non-wood structure in relation to defects, properties and uses. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab)31,2
FPPS 112. Bark Structure and PropertiesStructure and development, properties and uses of the barks of woody plants. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI31
FPPS 119 (or FRM 119). Marketing of Forest ProductsForest products marketing, the structure of forest products market, output and pricing policies and strategic trends. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ECON 1131
FPPS 121. Wood Physics 1Physical structure and properties of wood in relation to moisture heat, sound, and electricity. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
FPPS 124. Timber MechanicsElements of strength of materials; mechanical properties of wood. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 28 and ENSC 11a32
FPPS 125. Wooden StructuresAnalysis and design of trusses, bridges and frames; bending, compression and tension members with emphasis on wood materials; timber fastenings. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FPPS 12431
FPPS 127. Properties and Utilization of Forest ProductsPhysical, mechanical and chemical properties of wood products; manufacturing processes and sustainable utilization technologies for wood products. 6 hrs (3 class, 3 lab). PR. FPPS 1131,2
FPPS 128. Non-Timber Forest ProductsProperties, processing and utilization of non-timber forest products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 21 and FPPS 12731,2
FPPS 131. Wood Chemistry 1Chemistry of wood; pulping and paper-making principles; cellulose-derived products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. CHEM 4031,2
FPPS 132. Pulp and Paper TechnologyChemical and technological aspects of the manufacture of mechanical and chemical pulps, paper and paper products. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI31
FPPS 132.1 Pulp and Paper LaboratoryLaboratory experiments on the pulping wood; fiber technology, physical and chemical characteristics of pulp and paper. 6 hrs (lab) PR. FPPS 132 or COI21
FPPS 134. Wood FinishingModern industrial methods and techniques in finishing wood products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI31
FPPS 136. Chemical Properties and Processing of Forest ProductsChemical and technological aspect of the manufacture of pulp, paper, paperboard and fiber products and other cellulose-derived products; chemical processing of extractives and other forest products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. CHEM 4031
FPPS 139. Fundamentals of Wet-End Chemistry in Paper MakingThe paper making fiber and its behavior during paper making; theories and principles of paper chemistry; additives used in paper making. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FPPS 13231
FPPS 140. Environmental Pollution in Forest IndustriesCauses and control of pollution associated with the primary wood processing industries. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI32
FPPS 141. Lumber Manufacture and GradingSawmills, sawmilling practices and techniques; log and lumber grading. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FPPS 1131
FPPS 144. Machining of Forest ProductsAnalysis of wood-cutting processes, operation adjustment, and maintenance of machineries for wood working processing of bamboos, rattan and other related materials. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI32
FPPS 147. Furniture and Handicraft ProductionDesigns and processes in the production of furniture and handicraft using forest products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab).PR. FPPS 127 or COI31,2
FPPS 151. Seasoning of Wood and Related ProductsTheory and practice of kiln drying and other methods of seasoning wood and related products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)32
FPPS 161. Preservation of Wood and Related ProductsCommon factors causing the destruction and decay of wood and related products; methods or preservation and control; fire proofing, and the economic aspects of preservation of wood and related products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI32
FPPS 171. Adhesives and GluingTheory of adhesion and cohesion. Glues and synthetic resin adhesives. Principles in cold pressing, hot pressing, radio frequency heating, lamination and modified woods. Gluing defects and their causes. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. CHEM 4031
FPPS 172. Glued Wood Products TechnologyManufacture of veneer, plywood, laminated wood and related products, principles of glued wood construction, properties, characteristics, and uses of glued products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI32
FPPS 181. Quality ControlPrinciples of statistical quality control and organization of quality control programs in the manufacture of wood products. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31
FPPS 182. Production Planning and ControlPlanning of production requirements, routing, scheduling, dispatching and inspection coordination; control of materials, methods, machines, tooling and operation times. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI.32
FPPS 183. Engineering Economic AnalysisEconomics of engineering decisions. Depreciation and cost estimating, analysis of existing and proposed plans, including materials, products design, and machine selection and replacement. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 comp). PR. COI31,2
FPPS 190. Special ProblemsOpen only to students who are candidates for graduation. 6 hrs (lab). May be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI1-31,2
FPPS 191. Special TopicsMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units1-31,2

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FOR 1. Introduction to Forests and ForestryForests and forestry in relation to the environment and society; introduction to the science and technology of forestry. 3 hrs (class)31,2
FOR 195. Research Methods in Forestry and Natural ResourcesMethods and approaches in conducting researches in forestry and natural resources including proposal preparation and communicating results. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FOR 198. InternshipPR. COI3M
FOR 199. Undergraduate Seminar11,2
FOR 200. Undergraduate Thesis PR. COI61,2, M
FOR 200a. PracticumPR. COI61,2, M

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
NRC 150 formerly FPPS 152 (or SFFG 151). Forest-Based Rural IndustriesNature, type, characteristics of forest resource-based rural industries; role in promoting social forestry; strategies to promote their development. 3 hrs (class) PR. FRM 117 or COI32

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
PPT 170. Instrumentation and Process Control for the Pulp and Paper IndustryPrinciples and methods of control system analysis and design as applied to the pulp and paper industry. 3 hrs (class). PR. EE 1, ENSC 21 and FPPS 13232
PPT 188. Environmental Technology for the Pulp and Paper IndustryCauses and control of pollution associated with the pulp and paper industry and methods for effluent treatment. 3 hrs (class). PR. FPPS 132 or COI.31
PPT 193. Pulp and Paper Plant DesignComputations of material balances, energy balances, power requirement, equipment balancing, cost and profitability estimation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ChE 32 and ChE 19232
PPT 198. InternshipPR. COI31,2,M
PPT 199. Undergraduate SeminarPR. Senior standing12
PPT 200. Undergraduate Thesis PR. COI61,2,M
PPT 200b. Innovationeering PR. COI61,2,M
PPT 200c. Engineering Industry Research PR. COI61,2,M

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL FORESTRY AND FOREST GOVERNANCE

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
SFFG 20. Communication Skills for Forestry TechniciansIntroduction to the basic skills and tools in communication to promote participatory forestry development. 3 hrs (class)31
SFFG 80. Forest Community DevelopmentTheories, concepts, strategies and tools for the development of forest communities. 2 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 2022
SFFG 80.1. Forest Community Development LaboratoryApplication of theories, concepts, strategies and tools for the development of forest communities. 9 hrs (field). PR. SFFG 803M
SFFG 101. Principles and Concepts of Social ForestryRationale for and approaches in Social Forestry and its application for local community development. 3 hrs (class). PR. FOR 1 or COI31,2
SFFG 111. Forest ConservationApproaches to forest conservation; socio-cultural economic factors affecting it. 3 hrs (class)31,2
SFFG 112. Program PlanningFormulation of programs of public forestry education for the use of extension agents and adult education workers. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI31
SFFG 113. Forestry ExtensionTheories and practices in extension education as applied to forestry: analysis of forestry extension programs in the Philippines. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI31,2
SFFG 120. Environmental and Natural Resource WorldviewsIntroduction to the philosophical dimensions of human-habitat relationships; Western, Oriental, and indigenous Filipino worldviews about the environment and forests; and political-economic dimensions of environmentalism within the realities of Philippine society. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 101 or COI31
SFFG 123. Forest Policy and InstitutionsStudy of policies and institutions involved in forest management and development in the Philippines. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI31,2
SFFG 125. Political Economy and Administration of Forestry DevelopmentPhilosophy, concepts, theories, processes, and ethics; policies and institutions involved in the interactions between the state and forestry development. 3 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ECON 11 and SFFG 101 or COI31,2
SFFG 133. Socio-Economics of AgroforestrySocio-economic principles underlying the management of agro-forestry establishments. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFFG 101 and ECON 1131
SFFG 141. Formal Organizations in Social ForestryFormal forestry organizations implementing social forestry programs in the Philippines and in other tropical countries; approaches to organizational design and change, its application to social forestry. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI31
SFFG 149. Gender Analysis and PlanningGender analysis and planning methods; implications for national development with emphasis on agriculture, forestry and natural resources. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 101 or COI32
SFFG 150. Production and Conservation Technologies in Social ForestryConcept; identification, characterization, applicability, analysis and practical evaluation of appropriate production and conservation technologies in social forestry. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 101 or COI32
SFFG 152. Sociology of Natural ResourcesRelationship between social structure and natural resources; application of sociological theories and findings to problems of natural resource development. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI31,2
SFFG 155. Social Equity Issues in Social ForestrySocial equity issues in forestry with emphasis on social structure, land tenure, and gender. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 152 or COI32
SFFG 163. Anthropological Concepts for Social ForestryApplication of anthropological concepts to an understanding of ethnic groups in relation to forestry. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 101 or COI32
SFFG 182. Rural Institutions for Forestry and Natural Resource DevelopmentConcepts and processes of institution building in forest communities with emphasis on the dynamic role of institutions in participatory forest and natural resources management. 3 hrs (class). PR. SFFG 101 or COI32
SFFG 190. Special ProblemsMay be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. 3 hrs (class). PR. ENG 10 or COI1-31,2,S
SFFG 197. Anthropological Research Methods in Forestry and other Natural Resources DevelopmentAnthropological research methods and techniques relevant to the concerns of forestry and other natural resources development, with special emphasis on the study of culture-environment interactions. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SFFG 163 or COI.32

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
FOR 1. Introduction to Forests and ForestryForests and forestry in relation to the environment and society; introduction to the science and technology of forestry. 3 hrs class.31,2
FOR 110. Introduction to Protected Area ManagementPrinciples and practices in the management of protected areas. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FRM 100 and FBS 2132
FOR 195. Research Methods in Forestry and Natural ResourcesMethods and approaches in conducting researches in forestry and natural resources including proposal preparation and communicating results. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab)31,2
FOR 198. InternshipPR. COI3M
FOR 199. Undergraduate SeminarPR. COI11,2
FOR 200. Undergraduate ThesisPR. COI61,2, M
FOR 200a. PracticumPR. COI61,2, M)

CoursesDescriptionUnitsSem Offered
NRC 150 formerly SFFG 151 (or FPPS 152). Forest-Based Rural IndustriesNature, type, characteristics of forestry resource-based rural industries; role in promoting social forestry; strategies to promote their development. 3 hrs (class). PR. FRM 117 or COI32