Forest Ecosystems, Minor

Program Code: FECO_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18-20

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
FOR 203Field Dendrology3
FOR 308Forest Ecology3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select a minimum of 12 credits of the following FOR courses: 112-14
The Profession of Forestry
Global Change and Ecosystems Keystone/General Education Course
Dendrology
GPS and GIS Applications for Natural Resources Professionals
Forest Resources Measurements
Herbaceous Forest Plant Identification and Ecology
Forest Fire Management
Forest Ecosystem Monitoring and Data Analysis
Urban Forest Management
Invasive Forest Plants: Identification, Ecology, and Management
Tree Physiology
Elements of Forest Ecosystem Management
Agroforestry: Science, Design, and Practice
Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology
Conservation Biology
Timber Sale Administration
Forest and Conservation Economics
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Remote Sensing and Spatial Data Handling
Forest Management and Planning
Watershed Management
Watershed Management Laboratory
Principles of Forest Soils Management
Policy and Administration
Global Forest Conservation

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Ellen A. Rom
Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Relations
114 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0362
exr2@psu.edu

Career Paths

Our department’s career development and employment opportunities websites offer a variety of resources to assist you in exploring professional pursuits related to natural resources and environmental science.

Careers

The Forest Ecosystems minor may complement other academic programs that can help prepare you for a career related to natural resources and environmental sciences. The Forest Ecosystems minor does not qualify you for forester positions.

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Opportunities for Graduate Studies

The Forest Ecosystems minor can help prepare students for graduate-level study in forest and environmental sciences.

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Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
117 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7521

http://ecosystems.psu.edu/