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College of Natural Resources

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Ecology & Conservation Biology

Degree Options

Known for its rigorous courses, this degree requires your attention to course offerings and laboratory experiences as well as planning for the senior project.

Options within this degree may get you closer to your goals.

Natural Resources Ecology

If your passion is for the bigger picture of entire ecosystems, this path may be right for you. Download the degree guide.

Conservation Biology

If your passion is focused on individual species of animals or plants and its conservation, this path may be right for you. Download the degree guide.

Course Checksheets

Download course checksheets for the current academic year | Conservation Biology | Natural Resource Ecology

For detailed information, please visit the catalog description for this degree and its options.

Available Courses

BIOL 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)

BIOL 116 Organisms and Environments (4 cr)

Biol 213 Principles of Biological Structure and Function (4 cr)

COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr) 

CSS 383 Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics (3 cr)

ENGLl 317 Technical Writing (3 cr)

FOR 235 Society and Natural Resources (3 cr)

FOR 375 Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management (3 cr)

NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)

NR 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

STAT 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)

CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I (4 cr)

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)

ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr)

Econ 272 Foundations of Economic Analysis (4 cr)

FOR 221 Ecology (3 cr)

REM 221 Ecology (3 cr)

MATH 160 Survey of Calculus (4 cr)

MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)

FOR 320 Dendrology (4 cr)

REM 341 Systematic Botany (3 cr)

FOR 483 Senior Project Presentation (1 cr)

WLF 485 Ecology and Conservation Biology Senior Project (1-3 cr, max 3)

FISH 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 6)

FOR 497 (s) Senior Thesis (2-4 cr, max 4)

NR 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 3)

REM 497 Senior Research and Thesis (cr arr)

WLF 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 6)

FOR 330 Forest Soil and Canopy Processes (4 cr)

REM 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)

SOIL 205 The Soil Ecosystem (3 cr)

BIOL 116 Organisms and Environments (4 cr)

BIOL 213 Principles of Biological Structure and Function (4 cr)

COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr)

CSS 383 Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics (3 cr)

ENGL 317 Technical Writing (3 cr)

FOR 235 Society and Natural Resources (3 cr)

FOR 375 Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management (3 cr)

NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)

NR 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

STAT 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)

CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I (4 cr)

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)

ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr)

ECON 272 Foundations of Economic Analysis (4 cr)

FOR 221 Ecology (3 cr)

REM 221 Ecology (3 cr)

MATH 160 Survey of Calculus (4 cr)

MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)

FOR 320 Dendrology (4 cr)

REM 341 Systematic Botany (3 cr)

FOR 483 Senior Project Presentation (1 cr)

WLF 485 Ecology and Conservation Biology Senior Project (1-3 cr, max 3)

FISH 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 6)

FOR 497 (s) Senior Thesis (2-4 cr, max 4)

NR 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 3)

REM 497 Senior Research and Thesis (cr arr)

WLF 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 6)

FOR 330 Forest Soil and Canopy Processes (4 cr)

REM 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)

SOIL 205 The Soil Ecosystem (3 cr)

SOIL 206 The Soil Ecosystem Lab (1 cr)

PHYS 100 Fundamentals of Physics (3 cr)

PHYS 111 General Physics I (3 cr)

WLF 316 Wildlife Ecology II (4 cr)

FISH 316 Principles of Population Dynamics (2 cr)

CSS 310 Social Research Methods in Conservation (4 cr)

FOR 472 Remote Sensing of the Environment (4 cr)

GEOG 385 GIS Primer (3 cr)

REM 411 Ecological Monitoring and Analysis (2 cr)

STAT 431 Statistical Analysis (3 cr)

STAT 422 Sample Survey Methods (3 cr)

WLF 448 Fish and Wildlife Population Ecology (4 cr)

CSS 385 Conservation Management and Planning I (4 cr)

CSS 490 Wilderness and Protected Area Management (3 cr)

CSS 496 Monitoring Impacts in Protected Areas and Wilderness (3 cr)

FISH 418 Fisheries Management (4 cr)

FOR 424 Forest Dynamics and Management (4 cr)

FOR 462 Watershed Science and Management (3 cr)

REM 456 Integrated Rangeland Management (3 cr)

WLF 492 Wildlife Management (4 cr)

BIOL 421 Advanced Evolutionary Biology (3 cr)

BIOL 478 Animal Behavior (3 cr)

ENT 469 Introduction to Forest Insects (2 cr)

ENT J472/J572 Aquatic Entomology (3 cr)

FISH 314 Fish Ecology (3 cr)

FISH 315 Fish Ecology Lab (1 cr)

FISH 415 Limnology (4 cr)

FISH 430 Riparian Ecology and Management (3 cr)

FOR 426 Global Fire Ecology and Management (3 cr)

FOR 468 Forest and Plant Pathology (2 cr)

GEOG 410 Biogeography (3 cr)

REM 450 Global Environmental Change (3 cr)

MMBB J425/J525 Microbial Ecology (3 cr)

PlSc J410/J510 Invasive Plant Biology (3 cr)

REM 440 Wildland Restoration Ecology (3 cr)

REM 459 Rangeland Ecology (2 cr)

REM 460 Rangeland Ecology Current Topics and Field Studies (1 cr)

WLF 314 Wildlife Ecology I (3 cr)

WLF 315 Wildlife Ecology I Laboratory (1 cr)

WLF 440 Conservation Biology (3 cr)

COMM 410 Conflict Management (3 cr)

CSS 387 Environmental Communication Skills (3 cr)

CSS 481 Conservation Leadership (3 cr)

CSS 486 Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management (3 cr)

CSS 489 Personalities and Philosophies in Conservation (3 cr)

CSS 492 Ecotourism Principles and Issues (3 cr)

CSS 493 International Land Preservation and Conservation Systems (3 cr)

FOR 484 Forest Policy and Administration (2 cr)

GEOG 420 Land, Resources, and Environment (3 cr)

HIST J424/J524 American Environmental History (3 cr)

PHIL J452/J552 Environmental Philosophy (3 cr)

CSS 364 Politics of the Environment (3 cr)

BIOL 421 Advanced Evolutionary Biology (3 cr)

GENE 314 General Genetics (3 cr)

PHIL J452/J552 Environmental Philosophy (3 cr)

REM 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)

BIOL 481 Ichthyology (4 cr)

BIOL 483 Mammalogy (3 cr)

BIOL 489 Herpetology (4 cr)

WLF 482 Ornithology (4 cr)

Career Guide

Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.

Conservation biologist/ecologist

Work to reverse the trends of species extinction and loss of natural habitat. The growing field combines science such as biology and chemistry with leadership and communication skills needed to engage the public. You can work for agencies and nonprofit organizations, in the wild and in confined habitats like zoos.

Conservation/restoration program manager

Direct individual conservation programs within a larger organization. Day-to-day management includes not only general operations but also finance and personnel management. As specialist in a particular area, you are the ultimate resource.

Botanist

Study all plant life, big and small. You can work in an educational setting, teaching and researching. You can also do practical works such as work at botanical gardens, arboretums, zoos or herbariums.

Environmental specialist

Use your natural science training to protect the environment and human health. You may work in offices or laboratories, or in the field to gather data and monitor conditions. Median pay: $63,570 per year.

Environmental lawyer

Interpret the issues, statues, regulations and laws that impact our natural resources and environment in the courtroom as an environmental lawyer. This is an exciting, fast-changing field that will keep you at the edge of environmental protection rules.

Invasive species management specialist

Help protect lands from foreign species that can be harmful to the future ecology of the area. Your understanding of ecological relationships will allow you to identify invasive species and plan strategies for the future health of the land.

Landscape ecologist

Combine natural and social science with your research skills to improve relationships between landscapes and things that impact them. These can include natural factors such as climate change and ecology to human influences such as agriculture or urban development.

Graduate School

Because of its interdisciplinary character and thesis requirement, ECB provides a uniquely targeted preparation for entry into graduate studies in Conservation and Ecology.

Contact

College of Natural Resources

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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