Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Forestry

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Forestry

The Minor in Forestry is designed to serve students in other fields who desire additional training related to understanding of the nature of trees and forests and social-biological aspects of managing forest ecosystems.  The minor is available to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Students who are interested in enrolling should contact an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Forestry.

Requirements for the Minor in Forestry

Students must complete the following requirements (16 to 19 credits):

1. All of the following courses (8 credits):
FOR 204 Forest Vegetation 3
FOR 222 Forestry Field Methods 2
FOR 330 Human Dimensions of Forests 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
FOR 101 Michigan’s Forests 3
FOR 202 Introduction to Forestry 3
3. One of the following courses covering social aspects of Forestry (3 or 4 credits):
FOR 405 Forest Ecosystem Services 3
FOR 414 Renewable Wood Products 3
FOR 462 Forest Resource Economics and Management 4
FOR 466 Natural Resource Policy 3
4. One of the following courses covering biological aspects of Forestry (2 to 4 credits):
FOR 404 Forest Ecology 3
FOR 404L Forest Ecology Laboratory 1
FOR 406 Applied Forest Ecology: Silviculture 3
FOR 406L Applied Forest Ecology: Silviculture Laboratory 1
FOR 412 Wildland Fire 2
PLP 407 Diseases and Insects of Forest and Shade Trees 4