Sustainable Natural Resources Graduate Certificate
Available only via Ecampus.
The Sustainable Natural Resources graduate certificate is an 18-credit interdisciplinary program offered online through Ecampus. Students take 5 required courses and two elective courses, all designed to build personal and organizational capacity to examine the many aspects of natural resource problems—environmental, economic, and social—in the search for innovative solutions. The courses are organized into three main sections: integration, human dimensions, and ecology and management of sustainable natural resources. All courses in the certificate program are integrated through a student-designed capstone project that addresses a specific sustainability problem in the student’s own organization or region. Throughout the program, students will work with faculty members and other students, and under the guidance of an assigned mentor to design and complete the project.
Traditional university training provides rigor in individual disciplines. However, natural resource problems require synthesis of multiple perspectives and fields of knowledge. In addition, natural resource problems can be international in scope. Globalization clearly reveals how decisions and practices in any part of the world affect natural resources elsewhere and highlights a need for natural resource professionals who can apply multidisciplinary systems-thinking to address these complex issues. The SNR graduate certificate program is designed to meet that need.
By offering this program as an online series of courses, it is possible for people from around the world to participate and to receive their graduate certificate without having to take a leave of absence from their work. The opportunity to collaborate with natural resource managers or graduate students from other regions or countries offers all participants a broader perspective on management issues and potential solutions.
For additional information and advising, contact:
208 Richardson Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
More information, including international admissions requirements, may also be found on the Ecampus website.
Certificate Code: CG01
|SNR 506||INDEPENDENT PROJECT IN NATURAL RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY||2|
|SNR 511||SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT||1|
|SNR 520||SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES||3|
|SNR 521||ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||3|
|SNR 530||ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES||3|
|Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following:||6|
|INVASIVE PLANTS: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT|
|FOREST WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT|
|CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|PUBLIC LANDS POLICY AND MANAGEMENT|
|STRUCTURED DECISION MAKING IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|INTEGRATED POLICY: FOOD, ENERGY, WATER, CLIMATE|
|BASIC BELIEFS AND ETHICS IN NATURAL RESOURCES|
|SUSTAINABLE SILVICULTURE AND FOREST CERTIFICATION|
|PLANNING AGROFORESTRY PROJECTS|
|NONTIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INTRODUCTION|
|REDUCED IMPACT TIMBER HARVEST|
|SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC AND RIPARIAN RESOURCES|
|GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE|
|SOIL: A NATURAL AND SOCIETAL RESOURCE|
Certificate Code: CG01