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Undergraduate Degrees

Forestry DegreeMajor in Forestry

The College of Forestry and Conservation's Forestry degree prepares students to work as a professional forester or natural resource manager.

With a forestry degree, you can work as a timber manager, forest planner, fire specialist, forest ranger or as a range or soil conservationist.

Our courses will teach you to use: Satellite imagery, Geographic Information Systems and state-of-the-art computer systems and models. You will spend a large part of your career working outdoors, with other natural resource professionals and with both the public and private landowners.

Resource Conservation


Major in Resource Conservation

The College of Forestry and Conservation's Resource Conservation degree gives students flexibility to build special expertise in a variety of conservatio- related program study areas. Resource Conservation is an interdisciplinary major shared among departments. Areas of emphasis associated with faculty in our department include: environmental policy, sustainable livelihood and community conservation, and wilderness studies.



Three firefighters with driptorchesMinor in Wildland Fire Sciences and Management

A minor in Wildland Fire Sciences & Management will help you: use fire as a resource management tool; improve your understanding of the role of fire on the land; and pursue a career in fire science or management. The minor supplements any of the College's Bachelor's degrees. The fire minor combines hands-on experiences with the study of fire ecology and management, weather, climate, measurements, fuels, and policy. You'll develop skills and knowledge necessary to compete successfully for professional fire jobs, pursue graduate studies, be a leader in natural resource planning, and apply new tools and technology to solve problems.

GISCertificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies

The Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies provides students with broad exposure to the principles, technologies, and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Many government and business sector careers require the employee to have a good working knowledge of GIS and related technologies.

The GIS certificate gives students good understanding in general GIS theory and students will gain the knowledge and skills to acquire, process, analyze, and properly display geographic data. This program is a complement to an existing major at The University of Montana-Missoula or as a complement to a bachelor’s degree obtained at another university.