• Overview
  • Tame the flame.

    Fire is – and always will be – a natural part of our forest and rangeland ecosystems. And as residential development continues to encroach on wildlands, fire professionals will be needed more than ever.

    In this program – the first bachelor’s degree program of its kind in the nation – you will examine why and how wildfires burn in forests, woodlands, shrublands and grasslands. And you will explore the effects of wildfires on the plants and animals that live in these natural environments.

    By understanding the science behind wildfires, you will become prepared to address natural resource management problems and other important environmental, political, economic and social issues related to wildland fires – such as air quality, water quality and the loss of life and property.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy nature and being outdoors
    • Like sciences such as biology, ecology and chemistry
    • Have a natural curiosity about fire
    • Want to be out in the field doing research
    • Are interested in the management of natural resources
    • Have strong communication and writing skills
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you may become a/an:
    • Fire management officer
    • Wildland fire fighter
    • Forestry or range technician
    • Forest hydrologist
    • Natural resources policy specialist
    • Wildland fuels specialist
    • Landscape and fire ecologist
    • Wildland fire extension specialist
    • Fuels manager
    • Consultant
    • Educator
    • Community outreach specialist
    • Non-profit leader