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Forest Management & Ecology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
The Bachelor of Science in Forest Management and Ecology from University of Nevada, Reno prepares students to manage our forest resources from a science-based perspective. Students incorporate the related disciplines of plant and wildlife ecology, hydrology and policy to solve current issues involved in the sustainable management of our natural resources.


If you are interested in the following:

  • Working outdoors and managing our native ecosystems
  • Solving problems pertaining to the ecology and management of forest resources, including climate change and invasive species
  • Maintaining wildlife habitat
  • Wildfire management
  • Planning for wood production, forage, water and other human needs

Career options:

  • Forester
  • Park ranger
  • Wildland fire manager
  • Restoration ecologist
  • Natural resource planner

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included: 
  • Forest Management
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Plants: ID, Ecology
  • Measurements
  • Genetics, Physiology
  • Wildlife Ecology 
  •  Management
  • Ecohydrology, 
  • Environmental Pollution 
  • Soils
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Conservation Biology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Requirements:  If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
  • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7234 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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