Program at a glance

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a forest ecology and management degree program?

In the forest ecology and management major, you'll learn how to use scientific reasoning and data to make decisions about managing crucial natural resources such as forests and the wildlife populations that live in them. 

During your first year, you'll take general math and sciences courses as well as an introductory course to natural resource management that covers topics such as conservation biology and environmental ethics and economics as well as a focus on the Truckee River watershed and Great Basin ecosystem.

As you progress through the major, you'll continue to study the basic science underlying conservation as well as take specific courses in your major that may include topics such as forest ecology, water resource management, forest plants and wildfires. Courses incorporate regular field trips to local areas of interest so you can learn to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

Learn more about the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

In the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, you'll receive valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career in high-demand industries.  With four departments and nearly 200 courses in agriculture, veterinary and rangeland sciences; biochemistry and molecular biology; natural resources and environmental science; and nutrition, we're ready to help you grow your future.

Options in the forest ecology and management program

Careers with a degree in forest ecology and management

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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