Ecological Restoration Minor

Minor - Ecological Restoration (Minor)

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 24

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018


Major Required Course9-10
Required Courses9-11
Natural Science Electives3-5
Social Science Electives3
Ethical & Human Values Elective Within Minor6
Natural Sciences Within Minor3
Total Hours33-38

Major Required Course

Rule: must take the following course

Note: FORS 201 can be substituted for either STAT 216 OR WILD 240

Select one of the following:3-4
Forest Biometrics
Introduction to Statistics
Intro to Biostatistics
NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
NRSM 265Elements of Ecological Restora3
Total Hours9-10
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Required Courses

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

Note: FORS 330 can be substituted for either BIOE 370 OR BIOE 428 OR NRSM 462; NRSM 385 can be substituted for BIOO 335

Select one of the following:3-5
Forest Ecology
General Ecology
Freshwater Ecology
Rangeland Ecology
NRSM 385Watershed Hydrology3
or BIOO 335 Rocky Mountain Flora
NRSM 465Foundations of Restoration Ecology3
Total Hours9-11

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Natural Science Electives

Rule: Must take one of the following courses, but not a course already used for a core or above requirement

Select one of the following:3-5
Field Ecology
General Ecology
Alpine Ecology
Freshwater Ecology
Stream Ecology
Terrestrial Plant Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Ecology of Small & Large Lakes
Forest and Grassland Ecol
Rocky Mountain Flora
Biology and Mgmnt of Fishes
Plant Physiology
Forest Mensuration
Forest Ecology
Wildland Fuel Management
Fire Ecology
Multiple Resource Silviculture
Process Geomorphology
Watershed Hydrology
Global Cycles and Climate
Environmental Soil Science
Ecosystem Climatology
Riparian Ecology & Management
Rangeland Ecology
Conserv of Wildlife Populatns
Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology
Total Hours3-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Science Electives

Rule: take at least one course from the following, but if one of these courses are required for the major a second elective must be taken

Select at least one of the following:3
Economics of the Environment
Forest Environmental Economics
Water Policy
Collab in Nat Res Decisions
Nat Res Policy/Administration
Climate and Society
Climate Change Ethics/Policy
Environment & Development
Ethics Forestry & Conservation
Wilderness & Protctd Area Mgt
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ethical & Human Values Elective Within Minor

Rule: Can take the elective courses

Note: can take these courses for Social Science Electives in the minor and will work for this General Education Requirement

NRSM 449EClimate Change Ethics/Policy3
NRSM 389EEthics Forestry & Conservation3.000
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Natural Sciences Within Minor

Rule: must take the following course

NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-