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Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 11111-1133

Phone: 111-111-7952

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Natural Resources

Student Resources

The University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources benefits from Idaho's 32 million acres of public land, including rugged mountain ranges, arid rangelands and North America's deepest river gorge (Hells Canyon). Located in Moscow's backyard, these natural, built-in labs provide you the hands-on experience and skills needed to succeed and lead. Our degree programs are nationally recognized and are accredited by their respective organizations, including , the , and the . Below you will see all of the required courses to choose from to graduate with the respective degree. For more information, email [email protected] or call 111-111-5018.

Course Offerings

- Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR –  - Principles of Chemistry 1

– Organisms & Environments - OR –  & – Cells & The Evolution of Life

/ – Fundamentals of Physics and Lab

– General Botany

– Introduction to College Writing

– College Writing & Rhetoric

– Business Writing - OR –  – Technical Writing

– Integrated Seminar

– Great Issues Seminar

– Intermediate Algebra

– Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

– Analytic Trigonometry

– Statistical Methods

– Principles of Microeconomics

– Introduction to Conservation and Natural Resources

– Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

& – The Soil Ecosystem and Lab

– Exploring Natural Resources

– Meteorology - OR –  – Global Climate Change - OR –  – Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke

– Society & Natural Resources

– Principles of Ecology

– Forest Measurement & Inventory

– Fire Ecology & Management

– Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

– Prescribed Burn Lab

– Fire and Fuel Modeling

– Fire Behavior

– Wildland Fire Management

– Wildland Plant Identification - OR -  – Systematic Botany

– Forest Soil & Canopy Processes - OR -  – Integrated Rangeland Management - OR –  – Silvicultural Principles and Practices

– Remote Sensing of Fire - OR –  – Landscape Ecology

– Rangeland Ecology

– Forest Policy and Administration

– GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

All FEM students must complete 13 credits of Advisor Approved Electives or one of the following pre-defined Minors:

- Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR –  - Principles of Chemistry 1

– Organisms & Environments

/ – Fundamentals of Physics and Lab

– Introduction to College Writing

– College Writing & Rhetoric

– Integrated Seminar

– Great Issues Seminar

– Intermediate Algebra

– Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

– Analytic Trigonometry

– Statistical Methods

– Principles of Microeconomics

– Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

& – The Soil Ecosystem and Lab

– Introduction to Forest Insects

– General Botany

– Exploring Natural Resources

– Wildland Fire Management

– Introduction to Forest Management

– Society & Natural Resources

– Forest Measurement & Inventory

– Principles of Ecology

– Forestry Resource Sampling

– Dendrology

– Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

– Forest Regeneration

– Forest Soil & Canopy Processes

– Silvicultural Principles and Practices

– Forest Operations

– Forest and Plant Pathology

– Forest Policy and Administration

– Watershed Science & Management

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

All FOR students must complete 18 credits of Advisor Approved Electives or one of the following pre-defined Minors:

- Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR –  - Principles of Chemistry 1

– Organisms & Environments

– Principles of Biological Structure & Function - OR –  – General Botany

– The Science of Animals that Serve Humanity

– Introduction to College Writing

– College Writing & Rhetoric

– Business Writing - OR –  – Technical Writing

– Fundamentals of Public Speaking

– Integrated Seminar

– Great Issues Seminar

– Intermediate Algebra

– Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry - OR –  – Survey of Calculus

– Statistical Methods

– Principles of Microeconomics

– Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

& – The Soil Ecosystem and Lab

- Pedology

– Exploring Natural Resources

– Riparian Ecology & Management - OR –  – Watershed Science & Management

– Society & Natural Resources

– Principles of Ecology

– Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

– Rangeland Principles

– Wildland Plant Identification

– Wildland Plant ID Field Studies

– Systematic Botany

– Principles of Vegetation

– Wildland Habitat Ecology & Assessment

– Wildland Restoration Ecology

– Integrated Rangeland Management

– Rangeland Ecology

– Integrating GIS & Field Studies

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

Students must also complete 15 credits of advisor approved electives contributing to a specific career track that may include:

  • Restoration Ecology
    • Millions of acres of rangeland and forests have been distributed by fire, invasive plants, and overgrazing. Academic advisors in rangeland conservation have developed a set of electives for students interested in a career in Wildland restoration. Completing these career track electives will fulfill requirements for the Restoration Ecology Undergraduate Academic Certificate. Careful selection of courses can also highlight expertise in botany and plant materials to qualify for professions as a botanist.
  • Wildlife Habitat
    • Many species of wildlife live on rangelands and the management of wildlife habitat is an important and sought after skill. With help from their academic advisor, rangeland students can complete a career track that will show expertise in wildlife habitat management and fulfill the requirements for a minor in Wildlife Resources.
  • Land and Livestock
    • This career track is for students interested in “hands-on” management of rangelands. Academic advisors work with students to select courses that provide the knowledge and skills needed to manage rangelands with grazing and fire to enhance livestock production while sustaining communities of native plants and animals. Completion of these courses can also satisfy the requirements for a minor in Animal Science or Soil Science.
  • Wildland Fire
    • Wildfire is one of the major forces causing change on rangeland ecosystems. Completing a specific set of advisor approved electives will enable students to show knowledge of land management related to wildland fire and fulfill the requirements for a minor in Fire Ecology and Management.
  • Individual Interest
    • Students can work with their advisor to select specific courses to show expertise in a career track of specific interest that may include Watershed or Riparian Ecologist, Natural Resources GIS Specialist, Environmental Consultant, Tribal Land Manager, Resource Economist, or many other interests related to rangelands.

- Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR –  - Principles of Chemistry 1

– Carbon Compounds  - OR –  – Organic Chemistry 1

/ – Biology & Society and Lab

– Introduction to College Writing

– College Writing & Rhetoric

– Business Writing - OR –  – Technical Writing

– Fundamentals of Public Speaking

– Integrated Seminar

– Great Issues Seminar

– Intermediate Algebra

– Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

– Survey of Calculus - OR –  – Analytic Geometry and Calculus

– Statistical Methods

– Principles of Microeconomics

– Introduction to Financial Accounting

– Introduction to Managerial Accounting

– Legal Environment of Business

– Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

– Exploring Natural Resources

– Society & Natural Resources

– Principles of Ecology

– Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

– Introduction to Renewable Materials

– Properties of Renewable Materials

– Biocomposites

– Product Development & Brand Management

– Introduction to Lignocellulosic

RMAT 444 – Primary Products Manufacturing

– Biomaterials Deterioration and Protection

– Biomaterial Product and Process Develop Lab

– Renewable Natural Resources Internship

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

  • Must take 21 credits of the courses listed below

– Enterprise Accounting (3 cr)

– Introduction to Architectural Graphics (3 cr)

– Materials and Methods (3 cr)

– Environmental Control Systems I (3 cr)

– Environmental Control Systems II (3 cr)

– Fundamentals of Bioenergy & Bioproducts (3 cr)

– Biofuels

– Thermochemical Technologies for Biomass Conversion

– Introduction to Business Enterprises

– Integrated Business and Value Creation

BUS 301 – Financial Resources

BUS 311 – Introduction to Management

BUS 321 – Marketing

BUS 350 – Managing Information

BUS 370 – Process Management

BUS 378 – Project Management

BUS 414 – Entrepreneurship

BUS 415 – New Venture Creation

BUS 424 – Pricing Strategy and Tactics

BUS 456/STAT 456 – Quality Management

ECON 272 – Foundations of Economic Analysis

FOR 430 – Forest Operations

FOR 431 – Low Volume Forest Roads

FOR 436 – Cable Systems

LARC 251 – Introduction to Principles of Site Design

MSE 434 – Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials

RMAT 538 – Lignocellulosic Biomass

STAT 301 – Probability and Statistics

Contact

Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 11111-1133

Phone: 111-111-7952

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Natural Resources