University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Ecological Restoration Minor

Minor - Ecological Restoration


Lower-Division Required Courses9-10
Upper-Division Required Courses9-11
Natural Science Electives3-5
Social Science Electives3
Total Hours24-29

Degree Specific Credits: 24-29

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Lower-Division Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
NRSM 265Elements of Ecological Restoration3
Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Forest Biometrics
Introduction to Statistics
Intro to Biostatistics
Total Hours9-10
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Required Courses

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Natural Science Electives

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

Complete one of the following courses:3-5
Field Ecology
General Ecology
Alpine Ecology
Freshwater Ecology
Stream Ecology
Terrestrial Plant Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Lake Ecology
Forest and Fire Ecology
Rocky Mountain Flora
Biology and Management 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
NRSM 455
Rangeland Ecology
Conservation of Wildlife Populations
Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology
Total Hours3-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Science Electives

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

Complete one of the following courses:3
Economics of the Environment
Forest Environmental Economics
Water and Sustainability
Climate and Society
Climate Change Ethics and Policy
Collaborations in Natural Resource Decisions
Natural Resource Policy and Administration
Environment & Development
Ethics and Sustainability
Wilderness & Protected Area Management
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-