Aug 17, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Conservation and Restoration Ecology - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Wildland Resources

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  • For more information about Conservation and Restoration Ecology, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester by semester planning, connections to co-curriculum experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES:

The highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) .

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

(30 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1    BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS) /BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory    3 /1   
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4   
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3   WATS 2220: General Ecology   3   
WILD 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation    1    Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)      3     Elective 2  
Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

(30-31 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (16 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(14-15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3    CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)  OR CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)  OR CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory  OR CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1 /1   
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)  4 /3  See comment below
MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)   3    WILD 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences  OR GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3 /3   
WILD 2400: Wildland Resource Techniques   3    Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
Comments

 

Comments

The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Third Year

(30 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     WILD 3810: Plant and Animal Populations   3   
WILD 3800: Wildland Plants and Ecosystems   4     WILD 3850: Vegetation and Habitat Management   3   
WILD 3820: Forest Plants: Identification, Biology, and Function  OR WILD 3830: Range Plant Taxonomy and Function   3 /3    Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3  
WILD 4750: Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management   4     WILD 4600: Conservation Biology   3   
      Electives* 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

(30 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy   3    WILD 4700: Ecological Foundations of Restoration   3   
ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)   3    Electives*  12 See comment below
Electives* 9 See comment below      
Comments

The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Comments

The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.​

Conservation and Restoration Ecology Required Courses


All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

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