Credits required
20 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 20 quarter credits are equal to 13.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change – Online

Curriculum

The 20-credit Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change provides a thorough foundation for you and your classmates to assess the impacts of climate change on forests, evaluate proposed adaptation strategies and develop management practices to enhance forest carbon sequestration for the mitigation of climate change.

Program courses will treat both the theory and application of climate change science. Throughout the FCC curriculum, you will work closely with a faculty mentor and other students who will assist on an independent project.

For curriculum details, please visit Oregon State's academic catalog.

Required courses (14 credits)

  • FES/MNR 500 – Market Tools for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (3)
  • FES 536 – Carbon Sequestration in Forests (3)
  • MNR 538 – Adapting Forests to Climate Change (3)
  • MNR 550 – Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems (3)
  • SNR 506 – Independent projects in Natural Resource Sustainability (2)

Elective courses (6 credits)

Take 6 credits of elective courses within the OSU Natural Resources curriculum to satisfy the 20-credit FCC requirement.

  • BEE 511 – Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Decisions (3)
  • FES 527 – Forest Carbon Analysis for Assessments and Policy Agreements (3)
  • SNR 530 – Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
  • SNR 540 – Global Environmental Change (3)

Additional elective courses will be considered in consultation with the FCC program director.

Login

Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

Related stories

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Consider where you want to go, not where you are’

Justin Nelson says the topics covered in Oregon State's online environmental sciences master's degree program are ideal for helping students who want to change careers "break into new markets and industries." Earning a professional science master's led Justin to a new role working in corporate...

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Education is an investment in yourself, and you are worth it’

Here's my advice to anyone who is considering going back to school: Go for it! There is no better time than now. In five, 10, 15 or 20 years, the only regret you will have will be the opportunities you did not take. Education is...

Oregon State Everywhere: Geospatial technology, natural resources make a perfect pair online

I was not a typical grad student. For years I've wanted to go back to school and get my master's degree, but due to a number of life circumstances it just didn't happen. Then, when I was about to turn 50 (yes, 50!) the opportunity...