Restoration Ecology provides students with skills important to restoration and rehabilitation of damaged rangeland ecosystems.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select 3 credits from the following: 3
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B 
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar 1
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
Select one from the following: 3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
Select one from the following: 3
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)3A 
Biological Diversity  
Select one from the following: 3
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A 
Ecology  
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Electives 4
 Total Credits 29
Summer 
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
 Total Credits 5
Junior
 
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds 3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
Select two from the following: 4-7
Plant Physiology  
Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture  
Soil Fertility Management  
Pedology  
Forest and Range Soils  
Soil Microbiology  
Soil Microbiology Laboratory  
Soil and Environmental Chemistry  
Soil Physics  
Soil Physics Laboratory  
Select one from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Select one from the following: 4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources  
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification Lab 1
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World4A,4B3
 Total Credits 27-30
Summer 
RS 329Rangeland Assessment 1
 Total Credits 1
Senior
 
Select one from the following: 3-4
Plant Ecology  
Stream Biology and Ecology  
Select two from the following: 6
Forest Ecology  
Fire Effects and Adaptations  
Silviculture  
Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  
Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  
Forest Vegetation Management  
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem Management4C4
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring 2
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management4B3
RS 478Ecological Restoration4A3
Electives2 5-9
 Total Credits 27-30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Students planning to take LIFE 320 in the sophomore year should take MATH 141 in the freshman year.

2

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A4
Select 3 credits from the following:X  3
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)  1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)  1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)  1B 
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Ecology    
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and StewardshipX  3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
 Total Credits   13
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Select one course from the following:   3
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)  3A 
Biological Diversity    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Electives   4
 Total Credits   16
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
 Total Credits   5
Junior
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds   3
Select one course from the following:   4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources    
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland EcogeographyX  3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification LabX  1
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  4A,4B3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
Select two courses from the following:   4-7
Plant Physiology    
Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture    
Soil Fertility Management    
Pedology    
Forest and Range Soils    
Soil Microbiology    
Soil Microbiology Laboratory    
Soil and Environmental Chemistry    
Soil Physics    
Soil Physics Laboratory    
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
RS 329Rangeland AssessmentX  1
 Total Credits   1
Senior
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Plant Ecology    
Stream Biology and Ecology    
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and MonitoringX  2
Electives   5-9
 Total Credits   14
Semester 10CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem ManagementX 4C4
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and ManagementX 4B3
RS 478Ecological RestorationX 4A3
Select two courses from the following:X  6
Forest Ecology    
Fire Effects and Adaptations    
Silviculture    
Wildland Fire Behavior and Management    
Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior and Management    
Forest Vegetation Management    
The benchmark courses for the 10th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16
 Program Total Credits:   120