Natural Resource Conservation (B.S.Nat.Resc.Consv.)

Required Course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
FOR 221Principles of Ecology3
FOR 375Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management3
NR 101Exploring Natural Resources2
NRS 125Introduction to Conservation and Natural Resources3
NRS 235Society and Natural Resources3
NRS 310Social Science Methods4
NRS 311Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management3
NRS 383Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics3
NRS 387Environmental Communication Skills3
NRS 311Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management3
NRS 498Internship1-6
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
Select one of the following:3-4
Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
Survey of Calculus
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Emphases
Select one of the following emphases:50-80
Total Hours90-126

A. Conservation Planning and Management Emphasis

To graduate a student must earn an average GPA 2.30 or higher in all NRS courses.

COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking (or One semester of a foreign language course)2-4
ENGL 207Persuasive Writing3
or ENGL 208 Personal & Exploratory Writing
ENVS 225International Environmental Issues Seminar3
or IS 322 International Environmental Organizations
NRS 364Politics of the Environment3
NRS 411Environmental Project Management and Decision Making4
NRS 462Natural Resource Policy3
NRS 475Conservation Planning and Management4
POLS 101Introduction to Political Science and American Government3
or POLS 275 American State and Local Government
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Select one of the following:4
Biology and Society
and Biology and Society Lab
Cells & the Evolution of Life
and Cells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory
Select one of the following:3
Business Writing
Environmental Writing
Technical Writing
Environmental Literature and Culture
Select one of the following:3
Law, Ethics and the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Regulations
Social-Ecological Systems
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Chemistry
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Select one of the following:3-4
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Remote Sensing of Fire
Wildland Restoration Ecology
Select one of the following:3-4
Ecology and Population Biology
Fire Ecology and Management
Global Environmental Change
Landscape Ecology
Ethnobotany
Rangeland Ecology
and Integrating GIS and Field Studies in Rangelands
Conservation Biology
Contract Courses 112-18
Total Hours63-73

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

B. Conservation Science Emphasis. 

To graduate a student must earn an average GPA of 2.00 or higher in all courses taught in the College of Natural Resources and complete an approved professional work experience in natural resources.

NRS 364Politics of the Environment3
or NRS 462 Natural Resource Policy
Select one writing course:3
Persuasive Writing
Personal & Exploratory Writing
Business Writing
Environmental Writing
Technical Writing
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Project Management and Decision Making
Conservation Planning and Management
Wilderness and Protected Area Management
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Chemistry
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Select one of the following:4
Organisms and Environments
Cells & the Evolution of Life
and Cells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory
Natural Resource Science Restricted Electives 33
Select 33 credits of Natural Resource Science Restricted electives from the following (at least 15 credits must be at the 400-level):
Fishery Science
Select at least 6 credits from the following:
Fish Ecology
Fish Ecology Lab
Limnology
Fisheries Management
Concepts in Aquaculture
Fish Health Management
Riparian Ecology and Management
Fire Ecology and Management
Select at least 2 credits from the following:
Fire Ecology and Management
Fire and Fuel Modeling
Fire Behavior
Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke
Forestry and Renewable Materials
Select at least 9 credits from the following:
Forestry Resource Sampling
Dendrology
Forest Regeneration
Forest Soil and Canopy Processes
Silviculture Principles and Practices
Forest Operations
Low Volume Forest Roads
Cable Systems
Watershed Science and Management
Forest and Plant Pathology
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Properties of Renewable Materials
Biocomposites
Introduction to Lignocellulosic Chemistry
Primary Products Manufacturing
Biomaterials Deterioration and Protection
Biomaterial Product and Process Development Lab
Product Development and Brand Management
Rangeland Ecology and Management
Select at least 6 credits from the following:
Systematic Botany
Principles of Vegetation Monitoring and Measurement
Ecological Monitoring and Analysis
Wildland Restoration Ecology
Western Wildland Landscapes
Integrated Rangeland Management
Rangeland Ecology
Integrating GIS and Field Studies in Rangelands
Wildlife Science
Select at least 6 credits from the following:
Ecology of Terrestrial Vertebrates
Techniques Laboratory
Conservation Biology
Fish and Wildlife Population Ecology
Ornithology
Wildlife Management
Total Hours50-51

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree