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 current and aspiring 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 – ecology; planning, policy and society; and tools and technology – 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 program can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.  The MNR program can be combined with the certificate program specializing in fire ecology, management, and technology.

The Integrated Natural Resources Option of MNR covers a breadth of natural resource science and management subjects.  The program provides knowledge and skills to support holistic, integrated approaches to careers in natural resources.  The Integrated Natural Resources Option of the MNR cosists of 30 semester credits (at least 7 credits from each of three MNR program categories - Ecology and Management; Policy, Planning, and Society; and Tools and Technolgy - plus 7 elective courses and 2 credits for a final project). Up to 12 semester credits can be transferred into the program from other institutions.  Coursework must include a minimum of 18 credits numbered 500 or above.

Admission to the College of Graduate Studies requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, three letters of reference, and a statement of purpose.

Complete admission and degree information is available online at: http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/grad-programs/online-degrees/master-of-natural-resources.

Select a minimum of 7 credits from each of the four categories below:21
Ecology and Management:
Environmental Hydrology
Large River Fisheries
Aquaculture in Relation to Wild Fish Populations
Wetland Restoration
Fire Ecology
Wildland Restoration Ecology
Integrated Rangeland Management
Rangeland Ecology
Landscape and Habitat Dynamics 1
Ecophysiology
Conservation Biology
Policy, Planning, and Society:
Human Dimensions of Restoration Ecology
Principles of Sustainability
Environmental Philosophy
Science Synthesis and Communication
Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke 2
Natural Resource Policy Development
Wildland Fire Policy
Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources
Environmental Politics and Policy
Restoration Ecology Practicum
Tools and Technology:
Fuels Inventory and Management
Hydrologic Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
Scientific Graphics Design
Restoration Ecology Practicum
Emerging Media Outreach in Natural Resources
Public Management Techniques
GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management
Principles of Vegetation Measurement and Assessment
Conservation Genetics
Landscape Genetics
Elective Courses7
Eliectives or additional courses from the categories above
Final Project2
Research
Total Hours30

 Courses to total 30 credits for this degree

Master of Natural Resources. Major in Natural Resources. Environmental Education and Science Communication Option

Ecology and Management8
Place-based Ecology I
Place-based Ecology II
Human Dimensions6
Science Communication and the Environment
Leadership for the Environmental Educator
Policy Planning and Law6
Place Based Env. Education
Environmental Education Teaching Practicum II
Tools and Technology6
Field Science Teaching
Teaching Environmental Education in a Winter Environment
Environmental Education Teaching Practicum I
Case Study Project3
Directed Study
Research
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Special Topics
Environmental Education Teaching Practicum III
Total Hours32
Courses for this option to total 32 credits

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 current and aspiring 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 – ecology; planning, poligy and society; and tools and technology – 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 program can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.  The MNR program can be combined witht he certificate program specializing in fire science.

The Fire Ecology and Management Option provides depth to address wildfire management challenges facing society. Completing this option will help students advance their professional careers in wildland fire management, fuels management, and restoration by advancing knowledge of fire science, ecology, fire-related policy and social issues, and the latest tools and technology. The Option also reinforces fundamentals in applied ecology, natural resources management, communications, an other career-advancing knowledge and skills.

The Fire Ecology and Management Option of MNR cosists of 30 semester credits (14 credits of Core Courses; 2-3 credits of Ecology; 4 credits of Tools and Technology; 6 credits of Policy, Planning, and Society; with 2 credits of non-thesis research for a final project). Up to 12 semester credits can be transferred into the program from other institutions.  Admission to the College of Graduate Studies requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, three letters of reference, and a statement of purpose. Coursework must include a minimum of 18 credits numbered 500 or above.

Complete admissions and degree information is available online at: http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/grad-programs/online-degrees/master-of-natural-resources. 

Fire Science and Management Core14
Fuels Inventory and Management
Fire Ecology
Science Synthesis and Communication
Advanced Fire Behavior
Wildland Fire Policy
Research
Ecology and Management2-3
Wildland Restoration Ecology
Rangeland Ecology
Landscape and Habitat Dynamics 1
Tools and Technology 4
GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management
Principles of Vegetation Measurement and Assessment
Ecological Monitoring and Analysis
GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management
Policy, Planning, and Society6
Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management
Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke 2
Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke 2
Natural Resource Policy Development
Principles of Sustainability
Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources
Final Project2
Research
Electives2
Additional elective graduate courses to total a minimum of 30 credits
Total Hours30-31

 Courses to total 30 credits for this degree