Urban Forest Landscapes Option

Available via Ecampus.


This option will help students understand the complexities surrounding the culture and management of urban forest ecosystems. It includes an examination of the economic, social, and environmental benefits and values of trees in urban areas, and the relationship between people and trees.

Minimum of 40 credits with 20 upper-division credits required.


Select one course from below for 4 credits:
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)

Urban Forestry Foundations (25–26 credits)

BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
   or BOT 350. Introductory Plant Pathology (4)
   or BOT/FOR 413. Forest Pathology (3)
   or FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES/HORT 350. Urban Forestry (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/HORT 447. Arboriculture (4)
FES/HORT 455. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
HORT 315. Sustainable Landscapes: Maintenance, Conservation, Restore (4)

Social/Political/Community Integration (10–12 credits)

ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
   or SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
   or PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
GEOG 451. Planning Principles and Practices for Resilient Communities (4)
   or GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (4)

Total=40 credits minimum


* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 685