Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences: Ecosystem Stewardship & Restoration Ecology, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Stewardship & Restoration Ecology Concentration


department website: https://nres.illinois.edu/

department faculty: https://nres.illinois.edu/directory/faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

college website: https://aces.illinois.edu/


Ecosystem Stewardship and Restoration Ecology emphasizes the ecology, structure, and function of ecosystems, with a particular focus on plant communities and their interactions with the living and non-living parts of ecosystems. It is designed for students interested in the fundamental properties and practices underlying the restoration and management of soil, watershed, wetland, forest, and grassland ecosystems. The concentration includes coursework in the areas of restoration, landscape, and plant ecology, as well as courses focused on specific ecosystems (e.g. streams, wetlands, agroecosystems), invasive species, community ecology, and ecosystem science. 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Stewardship & Restoration Ecology Concentration


Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent) (see College Composition I requirement)
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition
Select from campus approved list3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.9
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following:4-5
Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Statistical Methods
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Intro to Social Statistics
Statistics
Natural Sciences and Technology
CHEM 102
CHEM 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
4
CHEM 104
CHEM 105
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
4
IB 103Introduction to Plant Biology4
Select one of the following:4-5
Organismal & Evolutionary Biol
and Organismal & Evol Biol Lab
Animal Biology
Select one of the following:3-5
Earth's Physical Systems
Physical Geology
College Physics: Mech & Heat
University Physics: Mechanics
Introductory Microbiology
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ACE 100Agr Cons and Resource Econ3-4
or ECON 102 Microeconomic Principles
Select one additional course from campus approved list.3-4
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Required (Core)
NRES 102Introduction to NRES3
NRES 201Introductory Soils4
NRES 219Principles of Ecosystem Mgmt3
NRES 287Environment and Society3
NRES 325Natural Resource Policy Mgmt3
NRES 348Fish and Wildlife Ecology3
NRES 421Quantitative Methods in NRES3
NRES 454GIS in Natural Resource Mgmt4
NRES 456Integrative Ecosystem Management3
NRES 285Field Experience1,2
One additional Field Experience course1-2
Field Experience (repeatable)
Professional Internship
Resident Internship
Undergrad Research or Thesis
ACES Required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Required Concentration
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for each concentration listed below.19-29
Total Hours126
Concentration Core Requirements
NRES 419Env and Plant Ecosystems3
NRES 420Restoration Ecology4
NRES 465Landscape Ecology3
Concentration Elective Requirements
Two Ecology Courses6-7
Ecology of Invasive Species
Native Plant ID and Floristics
Plants and Global Change
Ecosystem Ecology
Community Ecology
Biogeography
One Ecosystem or Management Course3-4
Ecohydrology and Water Management
Wetland Ecology & Management
Modeling Natural Resources
Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation
Stream Ecosystem Management
Principles of Agroecology
Stream Ecology
Ecology and Human Health
Conservation Biology
Watershed Ecology and Planning
Urban Ecology
Total Concentration-Required Hours:19-21