Prepare for Success
If you enjoy nature, and you want to contribute to the future health of our forests by becoming a leader in fire management, then a Bachelor of Science in Fire Ecology and Management could be for you.
Your First Year
We build upon more than 35 years of education and leadership in this field, with alumni in many influential positions in fire ecology and management. Our program provides unique opportunities to inventory fuels, conduct fire behavior experiments, plan and conduct prescribed burns, design fuel monitoring plans and work as firefighters. Many students work with faculty and graduate students during summer field season and in the U-Idaho labs during the academic year. We also partner with the City of Moscow Fire Department and with many local, state and federal agencies.
You will be able to complement your coursework by conducting research in the lab and outdoors using satellite imagery and other tools to evaluate the effects of fire on plants, animals, fuels and soils.
During your first year in the B.S. program, you may take:
- Introductory Chemistry
- Exploring Natural Resources
- Public Speaking
- College Writing and Rhetoric