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Undergraduate Program Forest Ecology and Management


Degree Details

  • C
    Certificate
    Total Credits
    29
    Start Term
    Any
    Delivery Method
    On campus

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Forest Ecology and Management Certificate Overview

PSU's Forest Ecology and Management Certificate prepares you to take an active role in and contribute to the management of Oregon's forests, which cover nearly 48 percent of the state's total landmass.

Forest management requires a consideration of the ecological, social, and policy context of Oregon's forests, and this certificate will provide you with the foundation you need to understand and manage forests beyond traditional industrial forestry needs.

You'll graduate ready to work for local, state, and federal agencies, the forest industry, non-industrial private landowners, environmental groups, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations.

Please note the department is currently not accepting applications for this certificate.

Forest Ecology and Management Certificate: Why PSU?

Our Forest Ecology and Management Certificate is a rigorous program with courses taught by leading researchers in the field that focus on forest ecology, watershed functioning, management, and policy areas.

The state's forests are your laboratory, and you'll have opportunities to participate in hands-on research, including collecting ecological and visitor impact data in local parks and forests and participating in an eight-day field course in old-growth forests.

What can I do with a certificate in Forest Ecology and Management?

Our graduates go on to forest ecology and forest management jobs with both public and private organizations such as the Oregon Departments of Forestry and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Peace Corps, forestry consulting firms, environmental organizations and forest timber and wood products industries.