Minor Requirements

The minor in Fire Sciences and Management provides focused, complementary studies in wildland fire to prepare you for careers in fire-related natural resource management and for graduate school in fire sciences. 

The Fire Sciences & Management minor requires 23 credits in four subject areas. You are required to complete a fire core which includes coursework in ecology, weather and climate, fire management, and a field-based practicum. You must also select from electives in measurements, natural/management sciences, and human dimensions. The program is very complementary to our majors in Resource ConservationForestryParks, Tourism and Recreation ManagementEcosystem Science and Restoration; or Wildlife Biology but is also open to students from majors outside the FCFC. The minor requires a significant number of upper-division credits and many of the classes have prerequisites, which means that you should consider the minor early in your academic careers.

Fire minor degree requirements in UM catalog 

pdf of fire minor requirements





You can also earn a B.S. in Resource Conservation with an emphasis area of study in Fire Management.

The advisors expect that students will actively take part in fire management activities via summer jobs, fire training, and the UM Student Association of Fire Ecology and Management chapter.

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation and University of Montana offer numerous scholarships that students in this minor could be eligible for. You can also find many other scholarship resources online that are specific for fire science programs; you might start here.