2013-2014 Course Catalog

The University Of Montana

Resource Conservation

Laurie Yung, Associate Professor, Resource Conservation Program Director

The challenging and rapidly evolving field of environmental conservation requires broad training and the ability to integrate and communicate across disciplines. Resource Conservation is an interdepartmental undergraduate major that prepares students for the diverse opportunities that now exist in environmental conservation, natural resource management, and sustainable livelihoods and communities. Students can choose a more structured area of study in the natural sciences, such as ecology or hydrology, or emphasize emerging sub-disciplines such as wildland fire management, natural resource economics, or climate and environmental change. Students can also integrate across disciplines and focus on environmental policy and natural resources planning, wilderness studies, sustainable livelihoods and community conservation, or international conservation.  For more information on different curricular tracks within the Resource Conservation major, please see:  www.cfc.umt.edu/rc.  In addition to degree requirements listed below, students selecting the Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation should contact their faculty advisor to approve their curriculum.  

Core Resource Conservation Requirements

Oral and Written Communication:

Quantitative Skills:

Natural and Social Sciences:

Additional Resource Conservation Requirements

Students have to take at least 36 traditional letter-graded credits within the College of Forestry and Conservation – all courses with the FORS, NRSM, PTRM, and WILD prefixes will work. In addition, WRIT 222 (FOR 220), ENSC 245N (FOR/RSCN 210N), BIOE 447, and CCS courses taught by College of Forestry and Conservation faculty count toward this requirement. Resource Conservation students typically use these additional credits in the College to obtain depth and/or breadth in areas of interest. There are a number of advising “tracks” that enable specialization within the major. Go to www.cfc.umt.edu/rc and click on Areas of Study for more information.