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phone: (208) 885-7952
fax: (208) 885-6564
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Required Courses

Required program courses will give you a solid educational foundation by studying natural resources and their effective management.

Course Requirements for 2011-2012 includes university requirements and the following

CNR CORE REQUIREMENTS
NR 101 (frosh only) 1 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)
For/REM 221 Ecology (3 cr)
CSS/FOR 235 Society & Natural Resources (3 cr)

Forest Resources CORE REQUIREMENTS

Biol 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
Biol 116 Organisms and Environments or
PlSc 205 General Botany (4 cr)
Chem 101 Introduction to Chem I or
Chem 111 Principles of Chem I (4 cr)
Econ 202 Principles of Economics (3 cr)
Engl 317 Technical Writing or
Engl 313 Business Writing (3 cr)
For 102 Introduction to Forest Management (1 cr)
For 274 Forest Measurement and Inventory (3 cr)
For 320 Dendrology (4 cr)
For 324 Forest Regeneration (3 cr)
For 330 Forest Ecosystem Processes (3 cr)
For 373 Forest Sampling Methods (3 cr)
For 375 Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management (3 cr)
For 383 Economics for Natural Resource Managers (3 cr)
For 424 Forest Dynamics and Management (4 cr)
For 462 Watershed Science and Management (3 cr)
For 468 Forest and Plant Pathology (2 cr)
For 469 Introduction to Forest Insects (2 cr)
For 484 Forest Policy and Administration (2 cr)
Math 143 Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (3 cr) or SAT math score of 610 or above, or ACT math score of 27 or above
Phys 100, 100L Fundamentals of Physics and Lab or
Phys 111, 111L General Physics I and Lab (4 cr)
Soil 205, 206 The Soil Ecosystem and Lab (4 cr)
Stat 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)

Restricted Electives (16 cr):
AgEc 477 Law, Ethics, and the Environment (3 cr)
Biol 213 Principles of Biological Structure and Function (4 cr)
Biol 421 Advanced Evolutionary Biology (3 cr)
CSS 486 Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management (3 cr)
CSS 490 Wilderness and Protected Area Management (3 cr)
Fish 314 Fish Ecology (3 cr)
Fish 415 Limnology (4 cr)
Fish 430 Riparian Ecology and Management (3 cr)
For 426 Fire Ecology and Management (3 cr)
For 425 Forest Nutrient Cycling (3 cr)
For 426 Fire Ecology and Management (3 cr)
For 427 Prescribed Burning Lab (3 cr)
For 463 Hydrologic Measurement Techniques (1 cr)
For 472 or REM 472 Remote Sensing of the Environment (3-4 cr)
For 497 Senior Thesis (2-4 cr)
ForP 321 Wood Anatomy and Identification (3 cr)
ForP 430 Forest Engineering and Harvesting (3 cr)
ForP 432 Designing Forest Access (3 cr)
ForP 434 Forest Tractor and Cable Systems (4 cr)
ForP 444 Primary Wood Products Manufacturing (3 cr)
Geog 301 Meteorology (3 cr)
Geog 385 GIS Primer (3 cr)
Geol 111, 111L Physical Geology for Science Majors (4 cr)
Math 160 Survey of Calculus or
Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)
PolS 364 Politics of the Environment (3 cr)
REM 357 Ecological Monitoring and Analysis (4 cr)
REM 402 GIS Applications in Natural Resources or
REM 407 GIS Applications in Fire Ecology and Management (2 cr)
REM 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)
REM 440 Wildland Restoration Ecology or
REM 459 Rangeland Ecology (2 cr)
REM 460 Rangeland Ecology Current Topics and Field Studies (1 cr)
Soil 446 Soil Fertility (1-3 cr)
Soil 454 Soil Development and Classification (3 cr)
Stat 401 Statistical Analysis (3 cr)
WLF 314 Wildlife Ecology I (3 cr)
WLF 316 Wildlife Ecology II (3 cr)
WLF 440 Conservation Biology (3 cr)

You can also review our Resource Recreation and Tourism Curriculum Checksheet for more information.