AUBURN – Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has added a new degree, a bachelor’s in natural resource management, to its current program. The degree joins the school’s existing degree programs in forestry, wildlife ecology and management, wildlife pre-veterinary medicine and forest engineering.
“The addition of this degree fills the needs of students who wish to pursue an outdoor career outside of our current cornerstone majors in wildlife sciences and forestry,” said Greg Somers, associate dean of education in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. “We are very happy to add this choice to our other majors and thank the faculty, employers, staff and students who worked to make this degree a reality.”
High-res photo: An Auburn engineering student grinds frame rails during the construction phase of Auburn's 2008 Formula SAE car team project.
– Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is now offering a curriculum in automotive engineering and manufacturing, the first of its kind in the Southeast.
To better prepare engineers for jobs in the region’s growing automotive manufacturing industry, the 15 credit-hour minor will focus on vehicle quality, logistics, design and planning. This program will provide Alabama’s automotive factories with much-needed employees for mid- and upper-management roles, developing the state’s economy by allowing the plants to become more efficient.
“The minor is designed to enhance students’ preparation for careers in the automotive manufacturing industry,” said John Evans, faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. “These well-educated graduates will be ready to join the workforce and fill positions that support production processes and improve assembly.”