Ecological Restoration Option

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 (28–30 credits)

BI 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
   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)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
   or RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
GEO 423/GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)
   or SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)

Social and Ethical Considerations

Choose one course from below:
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 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)
BI/FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
BOT 415. Forest Insect and Disease Management (5) [Terminated winter 2017]
BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (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)
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