Fire Sciences and Management Minor

Minor - Fire Sciences & Management

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 24

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Summary

Lower-Division Required Courses3
Upper-Division Required Courses3
Ecology Courses3
Practicum or Planning Course3
Meteorology or Climate Course3
Measurements & Analysis Electives3
Natural/Management Science Electives3
Social Science Electives3
Total Hours24

Lower-Division Required Course

Complete the following course:
FORS 230Fire Management & Environmental Change3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Required Courses

Complete the following course:
FORS 333Fire Ecology3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ecology Courses

Complete one of the following courses:3
BIOE 370
General Ecology
FORS 330
Forest Ecology
NRSM 462
Rangeland Ecology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Practicum or Planning Course

Note: FORS 498 must be approved by fire minor advisor prior to registration and taken for 3 credits

Complete one of the following courses:3
FORS 440
Forest Stand Management
FORS 495
Wildland RxFire Practicum
FORS 498
Internship (must be approved by fire minor advisor)
NRSM 495
Ecosystem Science and Restoration Practicum
PTRM 485
Recreation Planning
WILD 480
The Upshot--Appld Wildlife Mgt
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Meteorology or Climate Course

Complete one of the following courses:
ERTH 303N
Weather and Climate
NRSM 418
Ecosystem Climatology
Total Hours0

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Measurements & Analysis Electives

Complete one of the following courses:3
FORS 202
Forest Mensuration
FORS 350
Forestry Apps of GIS
FORS 351
Env Remote Sensing
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Natural/Management Science Electives

Rule: Complete one course from the following, but if one of these courses is required for the major a second elective must be taken

Complete one of the following courses:3
BIOE 449
Plant Biogeography
FORS 331
Wildland Fuel Management
FORS 347
Multiple Resource Silviculture
FORS 349
Practice of Silviculture
GPHY 317
Geomorphology
NRSM 385
Watershed Hydrology
NRSM 465
Foundations of Restoration Ecology
WILD 370
Wildlife Habitat Cons & Mgmt
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Science Electives

Rule: Complete one course from the following, but if one of these courses is required for the major a second elective must be taken

Complete one of the following courses:3
FORS 320
Forest Environmental Economics
NASX 303E
Ecological Perspectives in Native American Traditions
NRSM 379
Collab in Nat Res Decisions
NRSM 389E
Ethics Forestry & Conservation
NRSM 422
Nat Res Policy/Administration
PTRM 482
Wilderness & Protected Area Management
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-