Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Forestry

Minor in Forestry
Program Code:
5427 Forestry
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Forestry
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Forestry, MNUN (5427)

Required Credits: 16    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: Minor - Foresrty - Forest Vegetation
Minor - Foresrty - Forest Vegetation: 1 course from FOR204

Requirement 2: Minor - Foresrty - Forestry Field Methods
Minor - Foresrty - Forestry Field Methods: 1 course from FOR222

Requirement 3: Minor - Foresrty - Human Dimensions of Forests
Minor - Foresrty - Human Dimensions of Forests: 1 course from FOR330

Requirement 4: Minor - Foresrty - Intro to Forests/Michigan Forests
Minor - Foresrty - Intro to Forests/Michigan Forests: 1 course from FOR101, FOR202

Requirement 5: Minor - Foresrty - Social Aspects of Forestry
Minor - Foresrty - Social Aspects of Forestry: 1 course from FOR405, FOR414, FOR462, FOR466

Requirement 6
The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from FOR412, PLP407
2 courses from FOR406, FOR406L
2 courses from FOR404, FOR404L

Requirement 7
16 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.