Urban Forestry Graduate Certificate
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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.
The Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry helps prepare students for leadership roles in a variety of different urban forestry programs. The course work covers important aspects of program management, policy development, and leadership. The capstone study allows the student to tailor the program to a particular interest within the field.
Certificate Code: CG13
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate proficiency (overall GPA of 3.0 or greater) in graduate-level coursework in urban forestry and natural resources.
- Integrate biological and social science concepts in a capstone project designed to address a specific urban forestry situation, issue, or problem.
- Synthesize scientific information from a variety of sources and demonstrate research and writing skills through a capstone project proposal, outline, and revision process, as well as correct citation and documentation of sources.
- Improve knowledge and understanding of critical urban forestry issues to prepare for advancement in the field.
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.
|FES 516||CASE STUDIES IN URBAN FORESTRY||1|
|FES 555/HORT 555||URBAN FOREST PLANNING, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT||4|
|FES 560||GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE||4|
|FES 565||URBAN FORESTRY LEADERSHIP||2|
|Select 4-6 credits from the following:||4-6|
|INVASIVE PLANTS: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT|
|CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|PLANNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES|
|GISCIENCE I: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE|
|ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY|
|SOIL: A NATURAL AND SOCIETAL RESOURCE|
Certificate Code: CG13