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Students in the College of Natural Resources will benefit from the advice and expertise of both academic advisors and faculty advisors throughout their college careers. Understand that students are ultimately responsible for their education and decision making. Advisees must be prepared to take responsibility and be prepared to tackle a strategic approach towards graduation. However, students have invaluable help at their disposal through staff and professors who are advocates for the success of each and every student.

While Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors both take an advising role when working with students, each has a separate responsibility to the student in their respective role:


Academic Advisors are advisors who incoming and transfer students work with during their first and second years of their collegiate career. Academic Advisors assist students with the following responsibilities:

  • Developing four-year academic plans
  • Class scheduling assistance
  • Evaluation of transfer credits
  • Counseling for better understanding of degree requirements
  • Approval and processing of academic forms and documents such as class waivers, change of major, etc.
  • Graduation related information
  • Career development
  • University resource information

Faculty Advisors are faculty members in the area of your major who can offer valuable insight and advice in a student’s area of interest. Connecting with a faculty advisor gives students the opportunity to benefit from their expertise and life experiences. Faculty advisors can help students in the following areas:

  • Expertise in the student's area of interest
  • Guidance regarding course substitutions within a student's major
  • Connection to research opportunities
  • Suggestions for specialization courses
  • "Big picture" discussions regarding career goals and opportunities
  • Graduate school guidance
  • Providing advice to keep students on track to fulfilling degree requirements for graduation in their particular major

Contact Us

Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Phone: 208-885-7952

Email: frfs@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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