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Urban Forestry Graduate Certificate (CERT) Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

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College of Forestry | Forest Ecosystems and Society


Also offered via Ecampus.


Urban forestry involves the planning, planting, and management of trees and related vegetation in and around cities. The urban forest is made up of the mosaic of the planted landscape and native forest remnants left behind as cities have developed. Urban forestry is an academic discipline that is related to Forestry, Horticulture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Land Use Planning. Urban foresters work in municipal governments, non-profit organizations, other public agencies, and the private sector.



Students complete 14 required credits, and take one or two elective courses resulting in a combined credits total of between 18 and 20 depending on the electives selected.

Required Courses (14 credits)

FES 506. Projects: Urban Forestry Capstone (3)
FES/HORT 555. Urban Forest Planing, Policy, and Management (4)
FES 560. Green Infrastructure (4)
FES 565. Urban Forestry Leadership (2)
SNR 511. Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1)

Elective Courses

Chose one or two courses from the list below  (4–6 credits total):
FES 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/HORT 547. Arboriculture (4) [via Ecampus only]
FES 554. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FES 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FES 5XX. Urban Ecosystems (3) [Pending submission and approval of a proposal]
FES 592. Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy (3)
   or FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3)
GEO 551. Environmental Site Planning (3)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)

Total=18–20


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Major Code: CG13

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