Certificates

Certificates of study are similar to minors but are for people who want to return to school for continuing education.

Certificate Requirements

Although not the same as a credential or a license, a certificate of study is valuable to people who may already have an undergraduate degree (not required), but would like to enhance their skills. Pursuing a certificate may also benefit you if you are already employed but seeking advancement in your organization or a career change.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Students acquire the basic skills needed for careers in environmental education, natural resources interpretation, and public information. This certificate can be completed in one academic year starting in the fall semester.

Contact: Steve Martin, Department Chair

Course #Course TitleUnits
EMP 215Natural Resources and Recreation3
EMP 253Interp Computer Graphics3
EMP 350Fundamentals of Environmental Education and Interpretation3
EMP 351Nat Res Interpretation Field Trip1
EMP 353Interpretative Graphics3
EMP 430Nat Resource Management in Parks3
EMP 450Applied Environmental Education and Interpretation3
Total Units:19

Natural Resource Policy and Administration

This certificate prepares the student to assume positions at advance managerial levels in agencies and corporations that are responsible for the management of natural resources. 

Contact: Steve Martin, Department Chair

Course #Course TitleUnits
EMP 210Public Lands Use Policies/Management3
EMP 325Environmental Law & Regulation3
EMP 360NR Planning Methods3
ECON 423Natural Resource Economics (Econ 423)3
EMP 425Environmental Impact Assessment3

And one course from among the following:

RRS 306Rangeland Resource Principles3
FOR 315Forest Management3
FOR 374Wilderness Area Management3
WLD/PHIL 302Environmental Ethics3
Total Units:18

Environmental & Natural Resources Planning

This certificate provides the student with an overview of the planning process to prepare him/her to participate effectively in multidisciplinary planning activities.

Contact: Yvonne Everett or Steve Martin, Department Chair

Course #Course TitleUnits
GEOG 106Physical Geography3
EMP 105Natural Resource Conservation3
EMP 210Public Lands Use Policies/Management3
EMP 325Environmental Law & Regulation3
EMP 360NR Planning Methods3
EMP 365Local Government Planning3
EMP 425Environmental Impact Assessment3
Total Units:21

Concentrations

Ecological Restoration
Environmental Education & Interpretation
Environmental Planning & Policy
Energy & Climate
Geospatial Science
Recreation

Concentration Descriptions »

 

Minors

Ecological Restoration
Environmental Education & Interpretation
Environmental Planning
Environmental Policy
Geospatial Analysis
Natural Resource Recreation
Natural Resources

Minor Requirements » 

 

 Certificates

Environmental Education & Interpretation

Natural Resource Policy & Administration

Environmental & Natural Resources Planning

Certificate Requirements »

 

Graduate Program

The Natural Resources graduate program includes options in Environmental Science & Management (ESM), Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences (FWWS), Wildlife, and Fisheries, and provides graduate training in traditional disciplines, as well as flexibility for training in the interdisciplinary aspects of natural resources.

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