Sustainable Natural ResourcesGraduate Certificate

Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$528 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Curriculum: Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources – Online

Students will receive graduate-level university credits and a certificate upon successful completion of this 18-credit online program. The flexibility of the Ecampus online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources allows students to reach their career goals without having to complete a full master's degree program, thesis or internship.

Students complete the following sections:

Integration (3 credits required)

  • SNR 511* Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1 credit, introductory course; enroll during first term)
  • SNR 506* Independent Project in Natural Resource Sustainability (2 credits, capstone project; enroll during final term)

Human Dimensions (6 to 9 credits required)

  • SNR 520* Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3 credits) 
  • SNR 521* Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3 credits)
  • SNR 522 Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3 credits)

Ecology & Management (6 to 9 credits required; 17 credits available)

  • SNR 530* Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3 credits)
  • SNR 531 Sustainable Silviculture and Forest Certification (3 credits)
  • SNR 532 Planning Agroforestry Projects (2 credits)
  • SNR 533 Alternative Forest Products (2 credits)
  • SNR 534 Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (2 credits)
  • SNR 535 Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3 credits)
  • SNR 540 Global Environmental Change (3 credits)

* indicates required course


Request info

Related stories

Behind the scenes with Dawn Marie Gaid, environmental sciences academic advisor

Because this major aligns with my values, I find it easy to cheerlead any student dedicated to the mission of protecting/conserving the environment," says environmental sciences academic advisor Dawn...

Behind the scenes with Autumn Granger

I am like the GPS on your car. You, the student, are the one driving. I see it as my job to help you stay on track toward your final...

Proving his mettle  

Two hours before he walked across a stage to accept his Oregon State University diploma, Orman Morton III was asked to reflect on what the feat meant to him. The...