Forestry

 

Students are encouraged to create posters and enter them in poster competitions.
Faculty, Staff and Students gather for a get acquainted supper.
Graduating seniors who are SAF members receive a free ring from Society of American Foresters.
Faculty assist students with advising.
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry National Honor Society Initiates.
School of Forestry Faculty and Staff.
Forestry Hosts FFA Career Development Event Every Fall.
Reese Hall on South Campus.
Conclave 2013: Men's Bow Saw, Isaac Moore.
Every year our students volunteer to collect money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Forestry (BSF)

The School of Human Ecology has been an integral part of Louisiana Tech University since the university was founded in 1894.  The School’s programs were the first offered in its disciplines in the state. 

 

Currently, The School of Human Ecology houses one graduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics, one graduate certificate program in Dietetics, a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, and three undergraduate programs:  Family and Child Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

 

The following data represents enrollment, retention, graduation, and licensing/certification performance indicators for the School of Human Ecology over the most recent five-year reporting periods.


 

Enrollment

The following table represents the 5 year enrollment data for The School of Human Ecology’s current undergraduate and graduate degree programs:

 

Fall

2013-14

Fall 2014-15

Fall 2015-16

Fall 2016-17

Fall

2017-18

Family and Child Studies

121

134

139

145

147

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies

36

34

39

49

41

Nutrition and Dietetics – BS

70

67

59

73

38

Nutrition and Dietetics – MS

40

46

57

44

63

TOTAL

267

281

294

 311

289

Retention

Over the past 5 academic years (2012-2017), the overall retention rate for the undergraduate programs in the School of Human Ecology is 84.9%.

Academic Year

Total Undergraduate Enrollment

Student Attrition

Retention Rate

2012-2013

208

22

89.42%

2013-2014

227

15

93.39%

2014-2015

235

30

87.23%

2015-2016

237

19

91.9%

2016-2017

264

18

63.0%

5-year Totals

1171

104

84.9%

Years to Graduation


 

Total Graduates

Students Graduating in Less than 4 years

Students Graduating in

4 years

Students Graduating 4.25-5 years

Students Graduating 5.25-6 years

Students Graduating in more than 6 years

Average Years to Graduation

2016-2017

Graduates*

79

39 (49.4%)

27 (34.2%)

12 (15.2%)

0

1 (1.3%)

3.7

2015-2016 Graduates*

46

20 (43.5%)

2 (4.3%)

16 (34.8%)

7 (15.2%)

1 (2.2%)

4.2

2014-2015 Graduates*

44

6 (13.6%)

26 (59.1%)

9 (20.5%)

3 (6.8%)

0

4.1

2013-2014 Graduates*

47

9 (19.1%)

19 (40.4%)

12 (25.5%)

5 (10.6%)

2 (8.5%)

4.3

2012-2013 Graduates*

29

3 (10.4%)

11 (37.9%)

13 (44.8%)

2 (6.9%)

0

4.4

5-year totals*

245

77 (27%)

85 (35%)

62 (28%)

17 (7.6%)

4 (2.4%)

4.1

*Excludes external transfer students

  

Licensing, Certifications, and Credentialing

The School of Human Ecology houses a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) as well as a Dietetic Internship (DI).

  • $1·       In 2017, seven DPD students applied to dietetic internships, with five being accepted.   This acceptance rate (71%) is above the national average (56%)
  • $1·       Over the past 5 years (2012-2016), the DPD program has had 46 students take the RD exam with 35 passing on the first attempt. (76% first time pass rate)
  • $1·       In the past 5 years, the Dietetic Internship (DI) program has had 70 students take the RD exam with 61 passing on the first attempt. (87% pass rate)

The School of Human Ecology also houses a Family and Child Studies Program. Although the national organizations do not release test results data, graduates are eligible to pursue the following certifications:

  • $1·       Certified Child Life Specialist (Family and Child Studies graduates with concentrations in Child Life)
  • $1·       Certified Family Life Educator (Family and Child Studies graduates with concentration in Family Science)