Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Urban and Community Forestry

Program:
Minor in Urban and Community Forestry
Program Code:
5429 Urban and Community Forestry
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS16
Department:
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 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



 
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Urban and Community Forestry, MNUN (5429)

Required Credits: 20    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Forestry Field Methods
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Forestry Field Methods: 1 course from FOR222

Requirement 2: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Urban and Community Forestry
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Urban and Community Forestry: 1 course from FOR461

Requirement 3: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Landscape Maintenance and Field Laboratory
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Landscape Maintenance and Field Laboratory: 2 courses from HRT213, HRT213L

Requirement 4: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Social Aspects
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Social Aspects: 1 course from CSUS301, FOR330, FOR405, SOC361, SOC375

Requirement 5: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Biological Aspects
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Biological Aspects: 1 course from FOR204, HRT211, HRT212

Requirement 6: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Forest Ecology, Physiology or Disease
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Forest Ecology, Physiology or Disease: 1 course from FOR404, HRT361, PLP407

Requirement 7: Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Administrative Aspects
Minor - Urban and Community Forestry - Administrative Aspects: 1 course from CSUS433, PLS310, UP201, WRA453

Requirement 8
20 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.