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

Complete either:

Course #TitleUnitsPrerequisites

FOR 315

FOR 431

Forestry Management, and

Forest Restoration

3 units

3 units

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

RRS 306

RRS 430

Rangeland Resources & Principles, and

Rangeland Development & Improvement

3 units

3 units

 

 

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
Environmental & Natural Resources Planning 
Geospatial
Advanced Geospatial
Natural Resource Policy & Administration

Certificate Requirements »

 

Graduate Program

The Natural Resources graduate program includes options in Environmental Science & Management (ESM), Forestry, Watershed & 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 »