Jun 19, 2019  
2011-2012 General Catalog 
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Conservation and Restoration Ecology, BS

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College of Natural Resources

Department of Wildland Resources

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  •  , plus another course having CI designation, will fulfill the Communication Intensive (CI) requirement
  •   or   will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS).   (DSS) may be used toward the depth course requirement.   (DHA) is recommended.


Graduation Requirements

General Science Foundation Courses, Departmental Common Courses, and all courses listed as major subject courses must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all WILD courses used to meet the requirements for a major or minor in the department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

In addition to completing the University Studies course requirements , all students earning an undergraduate degree in the Department of Wildland Resources must complete the General Science Foundation Courses and the Departmental Common Courses, as listed below. Some of these courses may be used toward the University Studies requirements, as indicated by the University Studies designations listed in the course descriptions.

Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Restoration Ecology

Students in the Conservation and Restoration Ecology major must meet the course requirements for University Studies, as well as complete the General Science Foundation Courses and the Departmental Common Courses listed above. They must also complete 15 credits of Degree Program Courses, as follows:

B. Degree Program Electives (21 credits)

Students in the Conservation and Restoration Ecology major must meet with their advisor and plan a program of study for their 21 credits of degree program electives. Students must identify an organizing theme or comprehensive plan to guide the selection of their degree program electives, and all courses counted toward this requirement must be approved in advance by the student’s advisor and department head. Courses taken to complete a dual major with another major within the College of Natural Resources may not be counted toward fulfillment of this requirement.

C. Free Elective Credits

Students may take the remainder of the 120 credits from any department. Courses which meet General Education “Breadth Requirements” and University Studies “Depth Education Requirements” should be included to ensure meeting General Education and University Studies Requirements.


Students wanting to pursue federal employment should check the following U.S. Office of Personnel Management website for a listing of required coursework: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0400/0408.htm

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)


Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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