The Science of Fire
This program, the first bachelor’s degree program of its kind in the nation, will prepare you to become an ecological professional in one of the fastest growing areas in natural resources. Examine why and how wildfires burn in forests, woodlands, shrublands and grasslands and its effects on animals, people and vegetation.
- Specialized iFire lab provides opportunities to experiment with fire in a safe, controlled environment.
- Apply fire concepts learned in the classroom with lab trips to our experimental forest throughout the year.
- State-of-the-art Reveley Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics provides the tools to use remote sensing to study burns and manage future fires.
- Benefit at all levels from collaborative projects that offer training, certifications, academic credit, burning experience and networking opportunities.
- Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)
- Logger Sports Club
- Society of American Foresters
- CNR Living, Learning Community (College of Natural Resources residence hall)
Internships are available to students at Taylor Wilderness Research Station, the Rangeland Center, and through our industry partners.