Students explore the Poudre River during the summer session.

More information on specific course availability throughout the year can be found in the CSU Catalog.

If you have questions about specific non-ECOL courses listed below, please reach out to the department or instructor directly. More details about ECOL courses can be found here.

For Human-Environment Interactions (HEI) students, please refer to the curriculum details outlined here.

Required Courses

ECOL 505Foundations of Ecology3
ECOL 571Distinguished Ecologists Lecture Series1-2
ECOL 592Interdisciplinary Seminars in Ecology 1-3
ECOL 693Research Seminar1

Ecology Fundamentals

BZ525Molecular Ecology4
BZ526/BSPM526Evolutionary Ecology3
BZ535Behavioral Ecology3
BZ548Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology4
BZ578/MIP578Genetics of Natural Populations4
ECOL600Community Ecology3
ECOL610Ecosystem Ecology3
ECOL620Applications in Landscape Ecology4
ESS 660Biogeochemical Cycling3
ESS575Models for Ecological Data4
FW662Wildlife Population Dynamics 3
HORT576Advanced Environmental Plant Stress Physiology4

Ecology Tools

AREC535Applied Econometrics3
AREC635Econometric Theory I3
AREC735Econometric Theory II3
BZ548Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology4
BZ577/MIP577Computer Analysis in Population Genetics2
CIVE/WR524Modeling Watershed Hydrology3
ERHS 544/STAT 544Biostatistical Methods for Quantitative Data3
ESS655Multivariate Analysis for Community Ecology2
ESS565Niche Models4
ESS 575Models for Ecological Data4
FW551Design of Fish and Wildlife Studies3
FW552Applied Sampling for Wildlife/Fish Studies3
FW663Sampling and Analysis of Vertebrate Populations5
FW673/STAT673Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology3
GR503/NR503Remote Sensing and Image Analysis4
MATH530Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers4
MATH540 Dynamical Systems3
NR505 Concepts in GIS4
NR506GIS Methods for Resource Management4
NR512Spatial Statistical Modeling-Natural Resources3
NR523/STAT523Quantitative Spatial Analysis3
NR554/ANTH554Ecological and Social Agent-based Modeling3
NR621Design of Geographic Information Systems3
NRRT765Applied Multivariate Analysis3
SOCR620Modeling Ecosystem Biogeochemistry3
SOCR670Terrestrial Ecosystems Isotope Ecology3
STAT511Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I4
STAT512Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II4
STAT520Introduction to Probability Theory4
STAT521Stochastic Processes I3
STAT530Mathematical Statistics3
STAT540Data Analysis and Regression3
STAT560 Applied Multivariate Analysis3
STAT 675ATopics in Statistical Methods: Sampling1-3
STAT 675BTopics in Statistical Methods: Design1-3
STAT 675CTopics in Statistical Methods: Multivariate and Regression Methods1-3
STAT 675DTopics in Statistical Methods: Computer Intensive Methods1-3
STAT 675FTopics in Statistical Methods: Robustness and Nonparametric Methods1-3
WR674Data Issues in Hydrology3

Additional Electives

* Note that any "Fundamental" or "Tools" course can be used as an "Additional Electives" course if it has not been used to fulfill another requirement
ANTH 530Human Environment Interactions3
AREC505Agricultural Production Economics3
AREC535Applied Econometrics3
AREC540Economics of Natural Resources3
AREC541Environmental Economics3
AREC635Econometric Theory I3
ATS680Land-Atmosphere Interactions2
ATS760Global Carbon Cycle2
BSPM509Herbicide Selectivity and Action3
BSPM523Evolution and Classification of Insects4
BSPM528Invasive Plants and Weeds: Ecosystems to Molecules3
BSPM556Biological Control of Plant Pests3
BSPM570Chemical Ecology3
BZ 561Landscape Ecology3
BZ505Cognitive Ecology3
BZ510Zoophysiological Ecology3
BZ525Molecular Ecology4
BZ526/BSPM526Evolutionary Ecology 3
BZ530Ecological Plant Morphology2
BZ535Behavioral Ecology3
BZ548Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology4
BZ555Reproductive Biology of Higher Plants3
BZ578/MIP578Genetics of Natural Populations4
BZ580The Biological Basis of Behavior4
BZ580 A3Scientific Basis for Freshwater Sustainability3
BZ568/FW568Sustaining River Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Dynamically Changing World3
ECOL600Population and Community Ecology3
ECOL610Ecosystem Ecology3
ECOL620Applications in Landscape Ecology4
ESS 660Biogeochemical Cycling3
ESS524Foundations for Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Management3
F610Advance Forest Ecology3
F624Fire Ecology3
FW555Conservation Biology3
FW558Conservation Genetics of Wild Populations (on-line)3
FW567Wildlife Disease Ecology3
FW605Advanced Physiological Ecology of Fishes4
FW662Wildlife Population Dynamics 3
FW696BWildlife Biology: Bioacoustics3
GEO652Fluvial Geomorphology3
GEOL551Groundwater Modeling3
GES520Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability3
GR580Forests in a Warming World3
HORT571Soil Plant Water Relations3
HORT576Advanced Environmental Plant Stress Physiology4
HORT601Current Topics in Root and Rhizoshpere Biology2
MIP 624Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology 2
MIP570 Functional Genomics3
NR504Computer Analysis of Remote Sensing Data4
NR510Ecosystem Services: Theory and Practice3
NR575Systems Ecology 4
NR578Ecology of Disturbed Lands3
NR678Advanced Ecological Restoration4
RS580Riparian Ecology and Management3
RS630Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands3
SOCR540Soil-Plant-Nutrient Relationships3
SOCR550Advanced Soil Genesis3
SOCR567Environmental Soil Chemistry4
SOCR755Advanced Soil Microbiology3
SOCR770Advanced Soil Physics4
STAT580A2Design and Data Analysis for Bioinformatics3
WR574Advanced Snow Hydrology4
WR575Snow Hydrology Field Methods1

All questions about petitions for course substitutions or waivers should be directed to the Graduate Academic Advisor (Dr. Jennifer Neuwald).

Please include in your petition the following:
1. Name of the course and a brief description.
2. What curriculum requirement the course would fulfill.
3. Justification for your request.
4. Draft of the GDPE Supplemental GS6 (found here).
5. Letter of support from your advisor.
6. Any additional details (e.g. if you have taken an analogous course, what was your grade, when did you take it, where did you take it, etc.).

Please note there is much more flexibility for petitions for Ecology Tools than either Ecology Fundamentals or Required Courses.