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
$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 Sustainable Natural Resources – Online

Curriculum

Oregon State University's online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources is designed to help you build the personal and organizational capacity to examine the many aspects of natural resource problems – environmental, economic and social – in the search for innovative solutions.

The online coursework covers three main subject areas: integration, human dimensions, and ecology and management of sustainable natural resources. Visit OSU's academic catalog for curriculum details.

Required courses (14 credits)

  • SNR 512 – Sustainable Natural Resource Development (3)
  • SNR 520 – Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
  • SNR 521 – Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)
  • SNR 530 – Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
  • SNR 570 – Independent Project in Natural Resource Sustainability (2)

Elective courses (6 credits)

You must earn at least 6 credits from a large collection of program-approved elective courses including these listed below. You can find a complete list of electives on the academic catalog.

  • SNR 533 – Nontimber Forest Products: An Interdisciplinary Introduction (3)
  • SNR 535 – Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
  • SNR 540 – Global Environmental Change (3)
  • FES 545 – Ecological Restoration (4)
  • MNR 519 – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Natural Resource Management (3) 
  • SOIL 511 – Soil: A Natural and Societal Resource (3)
  • SOC 580 – Environmental Sociology (4)
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