Students in the Forest Ecology and Management major are interested in the ecology and management of forest resources. The curriculum provides a solid, multidisciplinary foundation for science-based decision making in natural resource management. Coursework addresses critical issues in vegetation ecology and management, sustainability and restoration of forest resources, watershed integrity, wildlife habitat, forage and wood production, and conservation of natural ecosystems. Graduating seniors are prepared for graduate study or may enter employment with state and federal agencies, private firms, and non-profit organizations that own and manage forests. Students interested in qualifying under the federal U.S. Office of Personnel Management should notify their advisor and consult the website at https://www.opm.gov/
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate critical thinking skills by assessing a problem, gathering and analyzing relevant information associated with that problem, and proposing possible solutions.
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- demonstrate technical competency within their respective discipline.
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Incoming students, freshmen and sophomores should contact:
CABNR Advising Center, in FA 236
Juniors and seniors should contact their faculty advisor directly:
Erica Bigio (A-L) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Stoughton (M-Z) - email@example.com
Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno
Use the transfer agreement and the degree planner (available by clicking at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.
If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the Transfer Agreements if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.
- Total Units | 120
- Cumulative GPA | 2.0
- University GPA | 2.0
- Major GPA | 2.0
- Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
- Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
- Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
- Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units
I. Core General Education Requirements (27-36 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”
Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (4-10 units) - CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
II. Additional Core Requirements (7 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9
B. Diversity & Equity - CO10
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (61-65 units)
A. General Requirements (49-50 units)
B. Technical Electives (12-15 units)
Select four of the following classes (not including classes used for Silver Core Requirements). Students with specific interests in qualifying under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Forestry Series (GS 0460) should select courses marked with an (*)
V. Minor Requirements (0 units)
VI. Electives (12-25 units)
Select courses in consultation with your advisor or consider one of the four minors below:
- Environmental Science
- Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
- Rangeland Ecology and Management
VII. Recommended Schedule
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (14-15 units)
Fall Semester (15-16 units)
Spring Semester (16-17 units)
Fall Semester (13-14 units)
Spring Semester (12-13 units)