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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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Student Resources

The University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources benefits from Idaho's 32 million acres of public land, including rugged mountain ranges, arid rangelands and North America's deepest river gorge (Hells Canyon). Located in Moscow's backyard, these natural, built-in labs provide you the hands-on experience and skills needed to succeed and lead. Our degree programs are nationally recognized and are accredited by their respective organizations, including The Society of American Foresters, the Society for Range Management, and the Association for Fire Ecology. Below you will see all of the required courses to choose from to graduate with the respective degree. For more information, email cnradvising@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-5018.

Course Offerings

CHEM 101 - Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR – CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry 1

BIOL 114 – Organisms & Environments - OR – BIOL 115 & 115L – Cells & The Evolution of Life

PHYS100/PHYS100L – Fundamentals of Physics and Lab

PLSC 205 – General Botany

ENGL 101 – Introduction to College Writing

ENGL 102 – College Writing & Rhetoric

ENGL 313 – Business Writing - OR – ENGL 317 – Technical Writing

ISEM 101 – Integrated Seminar

ISEM 301 – Great Issues Seminar

MATH 108 – Intermediate Algebra

MATH 143 – Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

MATH 144 – Analytic Trigonometry

STAT 251 – Statistical Methods

ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics

NRS 125 – Introduction to Conservation and Natural Resources

NRS 383 – Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

SOIL 205 & SOIL 206 – The Soil Ecosystem and Lab

NR 101 – Exploring Natural Resources

GEOG 301 – Meteorology - OR – GEOG 313 – Global Climate Change - OR – FOR 454 – Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke

FOR/NRS 235 – Society & Natural Resources

FOR/REM 221 or WLF220 – Principles of Ecology

FOR 274 – Forest Measurement & Inventory

FOR 326 – Fire Ecology & Management

FOR 375 – Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

FOR 427 – Prescribed Burn Lab

FOR 433 – Fire and Fuel Modeling

FOR 450 – Fire Behavior

REM 144 – Wildland Fire Management

REM 252 – Wildland Plant Identification - OR - REM 341 – Systematic Botany

FOR 330 – Forest Soil & Canopy Processes - OR - REM 456 – Integrated Rangeland Management - OR – FOR 424 – Silvicultural Principles and Practices

FOR 435 – Remote Sensing of Fire - OR – REM 429 – Landscape Ecology

REM 459 – Rangeland Ecology

FOR 484 – Forest Policy and Administration

REM 407 – GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

All FEM students must complete 13 credits of Advisor Approved Electives or one of the following pre-defined Minors:

CHEM 101 - Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR – CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry 1

BIOL 114 – Organisms & Environments

PHYS100/PHYS100L – Fundamentals of Physics and Lab

ENGL 101 – Introduction to College Writing

ENGL 102 – College Writing & Rhetoric

ISEM 101 – Integrated Seminar

ISEM 301 – Great Issues Seminar

MATH 108 – Intermediate Algebra

MATH 143 – Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

MATH 144 – Analytic Trigonometry

STAT 251 – Statistical Methods

ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics

NRS 383 – Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

SOIL 205 & SOIL 206 – The Soil Ecosystem and Lab

ENT 469 – Introduction to Forest Insects

PLSC 205 – General Botany

NR 101 – Exploring Natural Resources

REM 144 – Wildland Fire Management

FOR 102 – Introduction to Forest Management

FOR/NRS 235 – Society & Natural Resources

FOR 274 – Forest Measurement & Inventory

FOR/REM 221 or WLF220 – Principles of Ecology

FOR 275 – Forestry Resource Sampling

FOR 320 – Dendrology

FOR 375 – Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

FOR 324 – Forest Regeneration

FOR 330 – Forest Soil & Canopy Processes

FOR 424 – Silvicultural Principles and Practices

FOR 430 – Forest Operations

FOR 468 – Forest and Plant Pathology

FOR 484 – Forest Policy and Administration

FOR 462 – Watershed Science & Management

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

All FOR students must complete 18 credits of Advisor Approved Electives or one of the following pre-defined Minors:

CHEM 101 - Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR – CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry 1

BIOL 114 – Organisms & Environments

BIOL 213 – Principles of Biological Structure & Function - OR – PLSC 205 – General Botany

AVS 109 – The Science of Animals that Serve Humanity

ENGL 101 – Introduction to College Writing

ENGL 102 – College Writing & Rhetoric

ENGL 313 – Business Writing - OR – ENGL 317 – Technical Writing

COMM 101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking

ISEM 101 – Integrated Seminar

ISEM 301 – Great Issues Seminar

MATH 108 – Intermediate Algebra

MATH 143 – Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry - OR – MATH 160 – Survey of Calculus

STAT 251 – Statistical Methods

ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics

NRS 383 – Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

SOIL 205 & SOIL 206 – The Soil Ecosystem and Lab

SOIL 454 - Pedology

NR 101 – Exploring Natural Resources

FISH 430 – Riparian Ecology & Management - OR – FOR 462 – Watershed Science & Management

FOR/NRS 235 – Society & Natural Resources

FOR/REM 221 or WLF220 – Principles of Ecology

FOR 375 – Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

REM 151 – Rangeland Principles

REM 252 – Wildland Plant Identification

REM 253 – Wildland Plant ID Field Studies

REM 341 – Systematic Botany

REM 410 – Principles of Vegetation

REM 411 – Wildland Habitat Ecology & Assessment

REM 440 – Wildland Restoration Ecology

REM 456 – Integrated Rangeland Management

REM 459 – Rangeland Ecology

REM 460 – Integrating GIS & Field Studies

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

Students must also complete 15 credits of advisor approved electives contributing to a specific career track that may include:

  • Restoration Ecology
    • Millions of acres of rangeland and forests have been distributed by fire, invasive plants, and overgrazing. Academic advisors in rangeland conservation have developed a set of electives for students interested in a career in Wildland restoration. Completing these career track electives will fulfill requirements for the Restoration Ecology Undergraduate Academic Certificate. Careful selection of courses can also highlight expertise in botany and plant materials to qualify for professions as a botanist.
  • Wildlife Habitat
    • Many species of wildlife live on rangelands and the management of wildlife habitat is an important and sought after skill. With help from their academic advisor, rangeland students can complete a career track that will show expertise in wildlife habitat management and fulfill the requirements for a minor in Wildlife Resources.
  • Land and Livestock
    • This career track is for students interested in “hands-on” management of rangelands. Academic advisors work with students to select courses that provide the knowledge and skills needed to manage rangelands with grazing and fire to enhance livestock production while sustaining communities of native plants and animals. Completion of these courses can also satisfy the requirements for a minor in Animal Science or Soil Science.
  • Wildland Fire
    • Wildfire is one of the major forces causing change on rangeland ecosystems. Completing a specific set of advisor approved electives will enable students to show knowledge of land management related to wildland fire and fulfill the requirements for a minor in Fire Ecology and Management.
  • Individual Interest
    • Students can work with their advisor to select specific courses to show expertise in a career track of specific interest that may include Watershed or Riparian Ecologist, Natural Resources GIS Specialist, Environmental Consultant, Tribal Land Manager, Resource Economist, or many other interests related to rangelands.

CHEM 101 - Intro to Chemistry 1 - OR – CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry 1

CHEM 275 – Carbon Compounds  - OR – CHEM 277 – Organic Chemistry 1

BIOL 102/102L – Biology & Society and Lab

ENGL 101 – Introduction to College Writing

ENGL 102 – College Writing & Rhetoric

ENGL 313 – Business Writing - OR – ENGL 317 – Technical Writing

COMM 101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking

ISEM 101 – Integrated Seminar

ISEM 301 – Great Issues Seminar

MATH 108 – Intermediate Algebra

MATH 143 – Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

MATH 160 – Survey of Calculus - OR – MATH 170 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus

STAT 251 – Statistical Methods

ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics

ACCT 201 – Introduction to Financial Accounting

ACCT 202 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting

BLAW 265 – Legal Environment of Business

NRS 383 – Natural Resource & Ecosystem Service Economics

NR 101 – Exploring Natural Resources

FOR/NRS 235 – Society & Natural Resources

FOR/REM 221 or WLF220 – Principles of Ecology

FOR 375 – Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

RMAT 100 – Introduction to Renewable Materials

RMAT 321 – Properties of Renewable Materials

RMAT J436/J536 – Biocomposites

BUS/RMAT 495 – Product Development & Brand Management

RMAT 438 – Introduction to Lignocellulosic

RMAT 444 – Primary Products Manufacturing

RMAT 450 – Biomaterials Deterioration and Protection

RMAT 491 – Biomaterial Product and Process Develop Lab

RMAT 498 – Renewable Natural Resources Internship

18 credit minimum for General Education Requirements

  • Must take 21 credits of the courses listed below

ACCT 482 – Enterprise Accounting (3 cr)

ARCH 154 – Introduction to Architectural Graphics (3 cr)

ARCH 266 – Materials and Methods (3 cr)

ARCH 463 – Environmental Control Systems I (3 cr)

ARCH 464 – Environmental Control Systems II (3 cr)

BE 485 – Fundamentals of Bioenergy & Bioproducts (3 cr)

BE 492 – Biofuels

BE 494 – Thermochemical Technologies for Biomass Conversion

BUS 101 – Introduction to Business Enterprises

BUS 190 – Integrated Business and Value Creation

BUS 301 – Financial Resources

BUS 311 – Introduction to Management

BUS 321 – Marketing

BUS 350 – Managing Information

BUS 370 – Process Management

BUS 378 – Project Management

BUS 414 – Entrepreneurship

BUS 415 – New Venture Creation

BUS 424 – Pricing Strategy and Tactics

BUS 456/STAT 456 – Quality Management

ECON 272 – Foundations of Economic Analysis

FOR 430 – Forest Operations

FOR 431 – Low Volume Forest Roads

FOR 436 – Cable Systems

LARC 251 – Introduction to Principles of Site Design

MSE 434 – Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials

RMAT 538 – Lignocellulosic Biomass

STAT 301 – Probability and Statistics

Contact

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

google maps location