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)

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