Fire Ecology and Management


This certificate provides a comprehensive foundation in fire ecology and management with an emphasis on practical, experiential learning grounded in current research that encompasses the many dimensions of wildland fire worldwide. Directed electives provide for additional focus in both ecological and communications areas.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

School Information

The School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences is a unit within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). The school is home to three distinct yet integrated program areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. The school’s faculty, staff, and students conduct research, teaching, and extension that cuts across a wide range of environments and disciplines.


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Admission Requirements

Students or non-degree-seeking professionals with academic and/or professional background in natural resources, natural resource management, or allied fields sufficient to provide experience and/or context for the certificate coursework, as determined by the undergraduate coordinator.

Students must have a high-school diploma or the equivalent and they must have completed all course prerequisites before enrolling in any course.

Required Courses

FOR 3214
Fire Ecology and Management
and Fire Ecology and Management Laboratory
Total Credits15


Select one

FOR 3153CForest Ecology3
PCB 3601CPlant Ecology3
WIS 3401Wildlife Ecology and Management3

Weather and Climate

Select one

GEO 2242Extreme Weather3
GEO 3250Climatology3
MET 1010Introduction to Weather and Climate3

Directed Electives

Select 6 credits in consultation with advisor

AEC 4031The Communication Process in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
EVR 3323Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration4
FOR 3202Society and Natural Resources3
FOR 4905Individual Study in Natural Resources1-4
FOR 4941Internship in Natural Resources1-4
JOU 3101Reporting3
PUR 3000Principles of Public Relations3