Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Forestry

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Urban and Community Forestry

The Minor in Urban and Community Forestry is designed to provide students with an understanding of the social, biological, and administrative aspects of managing urban and community forests.  The minor serves students interested in careers with public agencies, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.  The minor is administered by the Department of Forestry and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University.

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 Urban and Community Forestry

Students must complete the following (20 to 22 credits):

1. All of the following courses (8 credits):
FOR 222 Forestry Field Methods 2
FOR 461 Urban and Community Forestry 3
HRT 213 Landscape Maintenance 2
HRT 213L Landscape Maintenance Field Laboratory 1
2. One of the following courses covering social aspects of urban and community forestry (3 credits):
CSUS 301 Community Engagement for Sustainability 3
FOR 330 Human Dimensions of Forests 3
FOR 405 Forest Ecosystem Services 3
SOC 361 Contemporary Communities 3
SOC 375 Urban Sociology 3
3. One of the following courses covering biological aspects of urban and community forestry (3 credits): 
FOR 204 Forest Vegetation 3
HRT 211 Landscape Plants I 3
HRT 212 Landscape Plants II 3
4. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
FOR 404 Forest Ecology 3
HRT 361 Applied Plant Physiology 3
PLP 407 Diseases and Insects of Forest and Shade Trees 4
5. One of the following courses covering administrative aspects of urban and community forestry (3 or 4 credits):
CSUS 433 Grant Writing and Fund Development (W) 3
PLS 310 Public Administration and Policy Making 3
UP 201 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 4
WRA 453 Grant and Proposal Writing 3