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Natural Resources (M.N.R.)

Master of Natural Resources. Major in Natural Resources. Integrated Natural Resources Option.

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) is an interdisciplinary course-based graduate program designed for mid- and executive-level professionals who wish to enhance their educational credentials for a career in natural resources. The fundamental objective of the MNR graduate program is to integrate and scale various perspectives – ecological, the human dimension, planning, policy and law, and practical tools – into a systems view of natural resources. This unique professional degree is accessible to students of diverse academic backgrounds and will help graduates develop credentials and skills for the effective management of natural resources. The degree consists of 30 semester credits (five credits from each of four MNR program categories – Ecology & Management, Law, Human Dimensions, Policy, Planning, and Tools & Technology, eight elective course credits from the MNR curriculum, and two credits for a case study project). Up to 12 semester credits can be transferred into the program from other institutions. General MNR requirements apply.

The MNR program can be combined with two different certificate programs specializing in restoration ecology and fire science. Admission to the College of Graduate Studies requires a minimum graduate point average (GPA) of 3.0, three letters of reference, and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Complete admission and degree information available online at www.MyMNR.net.

Coursework must include a minimum of 18 credits numbered 500 or above:

A minimum of five credits from each of the four categories below (20 cr):

Ecology and Management

BE 450Environmental Hydrology

3 cr

FISH 540Wetland Restoration

3 cr

FOR 426Global Fire Ecology and Management

3 cr

FOR 526Fire Ecology

3 cr

REM 440Wildland Restoration Ecology

3 cr

REM 459Rangeland Ecology

2 cr

REM 560Ecophysiology

3 cr

FOR 426, FOR 526: Either FOR 426 or FOR 526 may be used to satisfy the requirements of this degree.

Human Dimensions in Natural Resources

NRS 572Human Dimensions of Restoration Ecology

3 cr

ENVS 536/FS 536Principles of Sustainability

3 cr

ENVS 552/PHIL 552Environmental Philosophy

3 cr

NR 507Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources

3 cr

Policy, Planning, and Law

NRS 573Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management

3 cr

NRS 574Environmental Politics and Policy

3 cr

NRS 580Restoration Ecology Practicum

2 cr

FOR 584Natural Resource Policy Development

3 cr

FOR 587Wildland Fire Policy

2 cr

REM 456Integrated Rangeland Management

3 cr

Tools and Technology

BUS 552Management of Scientific Innovation

3 cr

NRS 593PR and Communications in Natural Resource Management

3 cr

GEOG 524Hydrologic Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing

3 cr

NR 525Scientific Graphics Design

3 cr

POLS 553Public Management Techniques

3 cr

REM 410Principles of Vegetation Measurement

2 cr

REM 507Landscape and Habitat Dynamics

3 cr

Elective Courses (8 cr):

Electives from the MNR Curriculum

8 cr

Case Study (2 cr):

Case Study Project

2 cr

Courses to total 30 credits for this degree

Master of Natural Resources. Major in Natural Resources. Fire Ecology and Management Option.

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) is an interdisciplinary course-based graduate program designed for mid- and executive-level professionals who wish to enhance their educational credentials for a career in natural resources. The fundamental objective of the MNR graduate program is to integrate and scale various perspectives – ecological, the human dimension, planning, policy and law, and practical tools – into a systems view of natural resources. This unique professional degree is accessible to students of diverse academic backgrounds and will help graduates develop credentials and skills for the effective management of natural resources. General MNR requirements apply.

The MNR program can be combined with two different certificate programs specializing in restoration ecology and fire science. Admission to the College of Graduate Studies requires a minimum graduate point average (GPA) of 3.0, three letters of reference, and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Complete admission and degree information available online at www.MyMNR.net.

Coursework must include a minimum of 18 credits numbered 500 or above:

Fire Science and Management Core Courses: A minimum of 15 credits (15 cr):

FOR 426Global Fire Ecology and Management

3 cr

FOR 451Fuels Inventory and Management

3 cr

FOR 526Fire Ecology

3 cr

FOR 546Science Synthesis and Communication

3 cr

FOR 557Advanced Fire Behavior

3 cr

FOR 587Wildland Fire Policy

2 cr

NR 599Research

1-16 cr

FOR 426, FOR 526: Either FOR 426 or FOR 526 may be used to satisfy the requirements of this degree.

Ecology Course Group (2-3 cr):

REM 440Wildland Restoration Ecology

3 cr

REM 459Rangeland Ecology

2 cr

REM 507Landscape and Habitat Dynamics

3 cr

Tools and Technology Course Group (4 cr):

REM 407GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management

2 cr

REM 410Principles of Vegetation Measurement

2 cr

REM 411Wildland Habitat Ecology and Assessment

2 cr

Policy, Planning and Law Course Group (3 cr):

NRS 573Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management

3 cr

FOR 584Natural Resource Policy Development

3 cr

Human Dimensions Course Group (3 cr):

NRS 572Human Dimensions of Restoration Ecology

3 cr

ENVS 536/FS 536Principles of Sustainability

3 cr

NR 507Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources

3 cr

Additional graduate courses to total 30 credits (2-3 cr)

Courses to total 30 credits for this degree