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Option Ecological Restoration Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry



This option will help students understand complexities associated with restoration of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how restoration decisions involve significant interactions between ecological and social systems.



No more than 24 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-division credits.

Required Courses (28–31 credits)

BI 311. Genetics (4)
   or PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
   or CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
   or FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
   or RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
   or SOIL 388. Soil Systems and Plant Growth (4)
   or SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

Social and Ethical Considerations

Choose one course from below:
FOR 431. Economics and Policy of Forest Wildland Fire (3)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)

Ecological and Natural Resource Electives

Choose a minimum of 8 credits:
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR/BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5) Hatfield Marine Science Center only.
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)
NR 202. Natural Resource Problems and Solutions (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
SOIL 468. Soil Landscape Analysis (4)

Total=39–42


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 663




 
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