Credits required
21 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 21 quarter credits are equal to 14 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 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 21-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 (15 credits)

  • FES 511 – Case Studies in Forests and Climate Change (1)
  • 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 570 – Independent Project in Natural Resource Sustainability (2)

Elective courses (6 credits)

Take 6 credits of elective courses within the OSU Natural Resources curriculum to satisfy the 21-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)
  • MNR 519 – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Natural Resource Management (3)
  • SNR 530 – Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
  • SNR 540 – Global Environmental Change (3)

SNR 570 should be taken in final term. FES 511 should be taken before SNR 570, when you are ready to start your capstone project. Additional elective courses will be considered in consultation with the FCC program director.

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