Minors

Although a minor is not required for graduation, it will complement your studies and enhances your career opportunities.

The minor is similar to the major but less comprehensive and requires a minimum of 12 units, six of which must be upper division. A minimum 2.0 (C) grade-point average is required. Courses used for a minor can also be used for general education and a major. Although minors are posted on the Humboldt transcript, they are not listed on the diploma. A minor cannot be posted if completed after the degree has been awarded. It must be completed in conjunction with a degree or credential program.  ESM students majoring in one option cannot officially minor in another ESM option.

 Minor Course Requirements

The Office of Admissions will verify the following requirements:

  • Completion of all courses listed for the chosen minor.
  • Minimum of 12 units (6 upper division).
  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average.  (Exception: Geospatial Analysis minor requires a “C” or better in EACH course.)
  • Exclusion of optional CR grades.

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
BIOL105Principles of Biology4
ESM105Natural Resource Conservation3
SOIL260Introduction to Soil Science3

Plus at least three courses from the following (at least six units must be 300 level or above):

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
FISH300Introduction to Fishery Biology3
FOR315Forest Management3
FOR374Wilderness Area Management3
OCN301Marine Ecos. – Human Impact3
OCN304Resources of the Sea3
RRS306Wildland Resource Principles3
ESM210Public Land Use Policies & Mgt.3
ESM215Natural Resources & Recreation3
ESM365Local Government Planning3
WLDF300Wildlife Ecology and Management 
ORWLDF301Principles of Wildlife Mgmt.3

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Environmental Education and Interpretation

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
ESM215Natural Resources & Recreation3
ESM253Interpretative Computer Graphics3
ESM350Fundamentals of Environmental Education and Interpretation3
ESM351NR Interpretation Field Trip1
ESM353Interpretive Graphics3
ESM430NR Management in Protected Areas3
ESM450Applied Environmental Education & Interpretation3

Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
GEOG106Physical Geography3
ESM105Natural Resource Conservation3
ESM210Public Land Use Policies & Mgt.3
ESM360Introduction to NR Planning Methods3

Plus two of the following:

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
ESM325Environmental Law & Regulation3
ESM365Local Government Planning3
ESM425Environmental Impact Assessment3

Natural Resources Recreation

Natural Resources Recreation

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
FOR374Wilderness Area Management3
ESM210Public Land Use Policies & Mgmt.3
ESM215Natural Resources & Recreation3
ESM305Environmental Conflict Resolution3
OR ESM309BEnvironmental Communication3
ESM415Recreation & Park Planning3
OR ESM440Managing Recreation Visitors2
ESM430NR Resourse Management in Protected Areas3

Geospatial Analysis

Geospatial Analysis

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
GSP101Geospatial Concepts3
GSP216Introduction to Remote Sensing3
GSP270Geographic Information Science (GIS)3
GSP316Cartography4

Plus one of the following:

DeptCrs #TitleUnits
GSP318Geospatial Programming I3
GSP326Intermediate Remote Sensing3
GSP330Mobile Mapping3
GSP370Intermediate GIS3
GSP416Advanced Cartography Design Seminar4

 

 

Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration

Required Courses

Course #TitleUnitsPrerequisites
BOT 105General Botany4 unitsnone
SOIL 260Intro to Soil Science3 unitsCHEM 107 or 109
ESM 355Principles of Ecological Restoration3 unitsJr. stdg, BOT 105/SOIL 260

Pick 1 Restoration Course

Course #TitleUnitsPrerequisites
FOR 431Forest Restoration3 unitsFOR 321 recommended
RRS 430Rangeland Development & Improvement3 unitsRRS 306 or WLDF 301
FISH 470River Fish Restoration Ecology3 unitsFISH 310

Pick one upper division elective from the following list (or a course approved by the ESM Program Coordinator)

Course #TitleUnitsPrerequisites
BIOL 330Principles of Ecology3 unitsBIOL 105, BIOM 109, BOT 105
BOT 330/LPlant Ecology Lecture + Lab3 unitsBIOL 330 or WLDF 301 or 310 or FOR 231
BOT 350Plant Taxonomy4 unitsBIOL 105, BOT 105
ESM 420Ecosystem Analysis3 unitsBIOL 330, BOT 350, SOIL 260
FISH 310Ichthyology4 unitsZOOL 110
FISH 320Limnology3 unitsCHEM 107/109, STAT 109
FISH 476Ecology of Running Water3 unitsBIOL 105
FOR 230Dendrology3 unitsNone
FOR 231Forest Ecology3 unitsNone
FOR 321Fire Ecology3 unitsCourse in Ecology
FOR 430Forest Ecosystems3 unitsFOR 231
GEOL 306Geomorphology3 unitsGEOL 109
RRS 306Rangeland Resource Principles3 unitsNone
SOIL 360Origin & Classification of Soils3 unitsSOIL 260
SOIL 363Wetland Soils3 unitsSOIL 260 (360 rec)
WLDF 301Principles of Wildlife Management3 unitsMATH 115, WLDF 210, BIOL 105 or BOT 105
WLDF 430Ecology and Mgt of Wetland Hab for Wildlife3 unitsWLDF 301 or WLDF 311
WLDF 460Conservation Biology3 unitsWLDF 301
WSHD 310Hydrology & Watershed Management4 unitsCourses in Geology, Soils, Fisheries or Engineering desirable.

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Required Courses:

Course #TitleUnitsPrerequisites
ESM 105Natural Resources Conservation3 unitsnone
ESM 210Public Land Use & Policy3 unitsnone
ESM 325Env Law & Regulation3 unitsESM 210
ESM 425Env Impact Assessment3 unitsESM 325
PSCI 306Environmental Politics3 unitsNone

Upper division electives:

Plus one of the following courses (or course approved by ESM Program Coordinator):

Course #TitleUnitsPrerequisites
ECON 423Environmental & NR Economics4 unitsnone
NAS 332Environmental Justice3 unitsnone
PSCI 317Topics – Public Policy*1‐4 unitsnone
PSCI 352Water Politics4 unitsnone
PSCI 364Technology & Development4 unitsnone
PSCI 373Politics of Sustainable Society4 unitsnone
PSCI 412Legal Research4 unitsnone
WSHD 430Water Rights/Water Law3 unitsnone

*Topic must be approved by Advisor in advance.

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.

Graduate Information »