Current Students

Department Resources

The Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Sonya Le Febre (Natural Resources 235, 970-491-1907) can help you navigate the department and university rules and regulations that govern your degree program.  Email Dr. Le Febre to set up an appointment.

The Graduate Student Handbook provides detailed information on degree requirements and department procedures and facilities.

FRS Department course offerings and recent syllabi are available here.

To register for non-regular courses (those with variable credits) please complete the Variable Credit Override Form.  If you attempted to register for a class and received the following message: “Contact department for registration”, then you must submit this form before you will be able to register.

The university creates an email for you when you are admitted. Here are instructions on how to access it and use it effectively.

Curtis Prolic, a masters student in forest sciences, allowed his thesis defense to be recorded for the educational benefit of other graduate students. See the YouTube video link on our FRS YouTube channel.

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Warner College Resources

Many full-time jobs, internships, seasonal jobs, and graduate assistantship announcements are posted on CareerRAM (, CSU’s on-line job and internship posting site for students and alumni.  Students and alumni can schedule appointments with the Warner College Career Center ( by calling 970-491-5707 or 970-491-2668.  Appointments can cover any of the following topics:
  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Career Assessments
  • Cover Letter/Resume Assistance
  • Federal Application Assistance
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interviewing Skill Development
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Online job/internship postings.
For assistance in conducting library searches, contact the Jocelyn Boice to set up an instructional appointment in using the library search engines.

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Research Guide, a subject and course-based research guide.

Colorado Rangelands is part of Rangelands West, a website dedicated to providing information on rangeland management particular to the western United States.

FRS Department Digital Theses and Dissertations

The Warner College of Natural Resources offers more than 130 scholarships ranging from $450-$5000 specifically to undergraduate and graduate students in the Warner College.  Please visit the Warner CNR Scholarships website for more information.

Financial support is offered to many qualified students through both graduate research and teaching assistantships. The student pays student fees, while the assistantship pays tuition and a stipend. Most assistantships are half time; occasionally, one-quarter- and three-quarter-time appointments are available. Projects are currently being supported by the National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; U.S. Agency for International Development; USDA Forest Service; USDI Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Department of Defense; National Park Service; Colorado Division of Wildlife; private oil, coal, and gas companies; and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.  Students and potential students should ask faculty they are interested in working with about assistantship opportunities.

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