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Fire Ecology and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
Graduates of this Fire Ecology and Management program from university of Idaho are prepared to apply their fire ecology knowledge and technical skills to natural resource management problems and other important environmental, political, economic, and social issues related to wildland fires — such as air quality, water quality, and the loss of life and property.
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Fire is — and always will be — a natural part of our forest and rangeland ecosystems. As residential development continues to encroach on wildlands, fire professionals will be needed more than ever.

As a fire ecology student, you will gain knowledge in where and why wildland fires burn and what their impacts are on landscapes and communities. You will learn techniques in measuring and modeling fire effects on soils and vegetation, mapping wildland fires, and conducting prescribed fires in a variety of ecosystems.

Degree Fit

This Fire Ecology and Management program from university of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Want to challenge yourself by applying biology, physics, and chemistry within an interdisciplinary program
  • Want to participate in research experiences for undergraduates with innovative faculty
  • Like solving complex problems
  • Enjoy nature and being outdoors
  • Have a natural curiosity about fire
  • Are interested in the management of natural resources

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Fire ecologist (AFE Certified)
  • Landscape ecologist
  • Wildland fuels specialist
  • Fires and fuels researcher
  • Wildland fire extension specialist
  • Forestry or range technician (GS-5)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Chemistry 
  • Principles of Chemistry 
  • College Writing & Rhetoric
  • Integrated Seminar 
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Intermediate Algebra 
  • Exploring Natural Resources 
  • Wildland Fire Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 private, state, and continuing education funds.

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