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Change Graduate Major
Natural Resources - MNR

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Forestry

Approved by Randall Rosenberger Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm, April 10, 2017 12:20pm

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 15, 2017 4:23pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) May 15, 2017 4:23pm
SUMMARY: In the Requirements Block:
1. Please list all courses in Alpha/Numeric Order: FES 535.
2. FES 535 does not have BI has a cross listed course. Please remove.
3. Proposal 97452 (FOR 526) was returned by Grad Cmte on Sept 28, 2016. Please submit the proposal or remove the information "(Pending Approval)". This course cannot be offered to students.
4. ANS does not have a 585 course. Please correct and place it in Alpha/Numeric order.
5. GEOG 564: Please correct the Course Credit hours.
6. LEAD 543: Please correct the Course Title.
7. MNR 560: Please remove "credits" for the Course Credits.

3. Originator Response

Julie Barlow Administrative Program Assist / College of Forestry Adm, May 19, 2017 8:16am

Comments

Julie Barlow May 19, 2017 8:16am
1. FES/TOX/MCB 535 has been moved to the correct location.
2. BI 535 has been removed from the crosslisting.
3. It may be a while before the FOR 526 proposal can be resubmitted so it has been removed from the list of courses.
4. ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585 has been changed to FES/FW/SOC 585 and relocated to the correct alphanumeric location.
5. GEOG 564 credit hour and title have been corrected.
6. LEAD 543 title has been corrected.
7. The word "credits" has been removed.

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 22, 2017 11:16am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) May 22, 2017 11:16am
SUMMARY: This CHANGE proposal seeks to update the Graduate Major Requirements.

CIP 030201 has been added to the proposal.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining the effective date of Category II proposals. The determination is made based upon the ability to complete the request prior to the registration dates for the effective term being proposed.

5. Review - Graduate Committee - Forestry

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, August 8, 2017 3:56pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Graduate Committee - Forestry) August 8, 2017 3:56pm
Send back at the request of the Originator.

6. Originator Response

Julie Barlow Administrative Program Assist / College of Forestry Adm, August 8, 2017 4:23pm

Comments

Julie Barlow August 8, 2017 4:23pm
Recently several of the FES courses were converted to the new TRAL designator. FES 593 has now been replaced in the program requirements with TRAL 593.

FES/FW/SOC 585 has been changed to FES 585 because the courses are no longer crosslisted and FW 585 and SOC 585 are being dropped.

7. Review - Graduate Committee - Forestry

Approved by Lisa Ganio Department Head / Statistics (Science), August 9, 2017 5:17pm

Comments

Lisa Ganio (Graduate Committee - Forestry) August 9, 2017 5:17pm
Thanks for waiting. Requested changes look good.

8. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Theresa Filtz Dept Chair-Pharmaceutical Sci / Pharmacy Professnl Instr, August 10, 2017 11:54am

9. Review - CC Rep - Forestry

Approved by John Bailey Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt, August 10, 2017 11:56am

10. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by John Bailey Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt, August 10, 2017 11:56am

11. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, August 11, 2017 12:39pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) August 11, 2017 12:39pm
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

12. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Office of the Registrar, August 11, 2017 1:50pm

Proposal

Proposal ID: 100063
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: August 8, 2017 4:23pm
Approval Date: August 11, 2017 1:50pm
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Justification:
This proposal updates the MNR graduate major. Courses no longer available or relevant have been removed and additional courses have been added.
Comments:
Response to liaison comment from Jay Noller: The spelling error has been fixed.

History

Active Version - Submitted August 8, 2017 4:23pm
Version 2 - Submitted May 19, 2017 8:16am
Version 1 - Submitted April 10, 2017 9:24am

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Julie Barlow Administrative Program Assist College of Forestry Adm

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Alfonso Bradoch Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs Extended Campus
Badege Bishaw Senior Instructor I Forest Ecosyst & Society
Misty Magers Mgr-Administrative Forest Ecosyst & Society
Shannon Riggs Director Extended Campus

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
No objections
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Randy Bell - Assoc Dean-Academic Affairs / College of Education
no objections.
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Stephanie Bernell - Associate Dean / Graduate School Admin
Expired Yes
Peter Betjemann - Director-SWLF / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Badege Bishaw - Senior Instructor I / Forest Ecosyst & Society
The MNR curriculum has added New courses and need review.
(Responded on Mar 23, 2017)
Responded No
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired No
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
recommend approval
(Responded on Mar 18, 2017)
Responded Yes
Kirstin Carroll - Academic Wage Salaried / MCB Graduate Program
OK
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Rich Carter - Professor / Chemistry
Expired No
James Coakley - Senior Assoc Dean-AcademicProg / College of Business Dept
No concerns
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
D Barry Croom - Department Head / General Agriculture
I support.
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Dee Denver - Associate Professor / Integrative Biology
Expired Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
No issues with this proposal.
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Bruce Dugger - Associate Professor / Fisheries and Wildlife
Expired Yes
Paula Dungjen - Exec Asst to the Dean / College of Education
No objection if approved by Assoc Dean-Academic Affairs / College of Education
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Patrick Emerson - Associate Professor / Economics Department
Expired Yes
Katharine Field - Professor / Microbiology (Science)
OK
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
No concerns.
(Responded on Mar 21, 2017)
Responded Yes
Trischa Goodnow - Professor / Speech Communication
Expired Yes
Anita Grunder - Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
ok
(Responded on Mar 18, 2017)
Responded No
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Eric Hansen - Professor / Wood Science / Engr
Expired No
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
No concerns.
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Amy Koehlinger - Associate Professor / History Department
Fine by SHPR
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Jeffrey Kollath - Senior Instructor I / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
Expired Yes
Kate Lajtha - Professor / Crop and Soil Science
Expired Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
ok
(Responded on Mar 20, 2017)
Responded Yes
Larry Lev - Interim Department Head / Applied Economics
ok
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded No
Wade Marcum - Assistant Professor / Nuclear Engineering
ok
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science
No objections.

Note misspelling: LEAD 542. Leadehship Skills for Career Success (3)
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections.
(Responded on Mar 20, 2017)
Responded No
Carol Rivin - Associate Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
No issues
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes
Larry Roper - Professor / Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
yes
(Responded on Mar 20, 2017)
Responded Yes
Randall Rosenberger - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm
Support
(Responded on Mar 27, 2017)
Responded No
Laurence Schimleck - Department Head / Wood Science / Engr
Approve
(Responded on Mar 21, 2017)
Responded No
John Sessions - Distinguished Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Lan Xue - Associate Professor / Statistics (Science)
approve
(Responded on Mar 17, 2017)
Responded Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Natural Resources - MNR 
CIP Code: 030201
College/Department or College/School: College of Forestry / Forest Ecosystems and Society 

Program Type: Graduate Major 
Original Program: Natural Resources - MNR 
Description: Updated 

Also available via Ecampus.


The MNR is a 45-credit online degree program with curriculum organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It is taught entirely online through OSU Ecampus, although some students work toward the MNR degree while in-residence at OSU.

The MNR degree is offered as a non-thesis program with a capstone project, rather than a thesis. The MNR's contemporary content is for natural resource professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resource problems. Integration of multiple disciplines occurs through the curriculum, assignments, and a capstone project. All MNR students integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program in a final capstone project.

Also available via Ecampus.


The MNR is a 45-credit online degree program with curriculum organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It is taught entirely online through OSU Ecampus, although some students work toward the MNR degree while in-residence at OSU.

The MNR degree is offered as a non-thesis program with a capstone project, rather than a thesis. The MNR's contemporary content is for natural resource professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resource problems. Integration of multiple disciplines occurs through the curriculum, assignments, and a capstone project. All MNR students integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program in a final capstone project.

Also available via Ecampus.


The MNR is a 45-credit online degree program with curriculum organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It is taught entirely online through OSU Ecampus, although some students work toward the MNR degree while in-residence at OSU.

The MNR degree is offered as a non-thesis program with a capstone project, rather than a thesis. The MNR's contemporary content is for natural resource professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resource problems. Integration of multiple disciplines occurs through the curriculum, assignments, and a capstone project. All MNR students integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program in a final capstone project.

Requirements: Updated 

Core Courses

18 credits are required from four thematic areas. These must be courses that are not already being used to satisfy units in the area of emphasis.

Theme: Overview/Introduction (3 credits required)

MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Theme: Ecology/Production (6 credits required)

Select 6 credits from below:
FES/TOX/MCB 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES/FW 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/HORT 547. Arboriculture (4)
FES 548. Invasive Plants: Biology, Ecology and Management (3)
FES/FW 552. Forest Wildlife Habitat Management (4)
FES 560. Green Infrastructure (4)
FW 519. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 520. Ecology and Management of Marine Fishes (3)
FW 521. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 531. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 538. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management Lab (2)
FW 540. Vertebrate Population Dynamics (4)
FW 551. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 554. Fishery Biology (4)
FW 556. Limnology (5)
FW 558. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 563. Conservation Biology of Wildlife (3)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 575. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 576. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 580. Stream Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 583. Species Recovery Planning and Restoration (3)
FW 597. Aquaculture (3)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management: A Global Perspective (3)
MNR 538. Adapting Forests to Climate Change (3)
MNR 550. Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems (3)
NSE 583. Radiation Biology (3)
NSE 588. Radioecology (3)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 531. Sustainable Silviculture and Forest Certification (3)
SNR 532. Planning Agroforestry Projects (2)
SNR 533. Alternative (Nontimber) Forest Products (2)
SNR 534. Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (2)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)

Theme: Human Systems (6 credits required)

Select 6 credits from at least 2 of the 5 areas below:

Economics
AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
FES/MNR 500. Market Tools for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (3)
FW 537. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management (2)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)

Policy
AEC 532. Environmental law (4)
FES/HORT 555. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
FES 565. Urban Forestry Leadership (2)
FW 515. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 522. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
GEOG 540. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 541. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEOG 552. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
PPOL 546. The Policy and Law of United States Coastal Governance (4)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 578. Renewable Energy Policy (4)
WRP 521. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3)

Sociology
ANTH 581. Natural Resources and Community Values (4)
FES 554. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FES 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 554. Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Ethics
FW 549. History of Fisheries Science (3)
GEOG 564. Geospatial Perspectives on Intelligence, Security, and Ethics (3)
PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 543. World Views and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)

Communication
COMM 550. Communication and the Practice of Science (3)
FW 514. Professional Development: Meeting Communications (1)
LEAD 542. Leadership Skills for Career Success (3)
LEAD 543. Leadership Through Conversations (3)
SED 535. Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (3)
TRAL 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)

Theme: Methodology (3 credits required)

Select 3 credits from below:
BOT 540. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
CH 590. Computer Programming for Scientists (3)
FW 524. Introduction to Fisheries Assessment (3)
GEOG 560. GIScience I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science (4)
GEOG 561. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
GEOG 580. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)
MNR/FES 522. Research Methods Social Science (4)
PPOL 521. Understanding Social Research (4)
ST 516. Foundations of Data Analytics (4)
ST 517. Data Analytics I (4)
ST 539. Survey Methods (3)

Area of Emphasis (18 credits required)

Students may select a certificate listed below or design their own option. A certificate may not be used to satisfy core requirements.

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Contact: Kuuipo Walsh
Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR) Contact: Badege Bishaw
Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WCMT) Contact: Lynette de Silva
Fisheries Management Contact: fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu
Urban Forestry Contact: Paul Ries
Forests and Climate Change Contact: Badege Bishaw
Wildlife Management Contact: fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu
OR
Design own option (no certificate) Contact: Badege Bishaw

Capstone Project (9 credits required)

Master of Natural Resources students will choose 1 option below based off of their Area of Emphasis choice. If the student does not complete a capstone project as part of their area of emphasis, then they will be in Option 1. If a student does complete a capstone project as part of their area of emphasis, they can choose option 2. If option 2 is chosen then the student needs to complete the remainder of the required credits with MNR 560 to fulfill the 9 required capstone credits.

Choose one option below:
Option 1: MNR 560. Master’s Case Study (9)
Option 2: 6–7 credits of MNR 560 plus 2–3 credits from an independent study project that was completed as part of the area of emphasis.

Core Courses

18 credits are required from four thematic areas. These must be courses that are not already being used to satisfy units in the area of emphasis.

Theme: Overview/Introduction

Select 3 credits from below:
MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
WR 525. Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing (4)

Theme: Ecology/Production

Select 6 credits from below:
BI/FW 564. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
CROP 599. Special Topics in Crop Science and Social Science (1–3)
FE 530. Watershed Processes (4)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES/FW 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/HORT 547. Arboriculture (4)
FES 548. Invasive Plants: Biology, Ecology and Management (3)
FES/BI/TOX/MCB 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FES/FW 552. Forest Wildlife Habitat Management (4)
FES 560. Green Infrastructure (4)
FOR 526. Forest Carbon Measurements and Analysis (4) (pending approval #97452)
FW 519. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 520. Ecology and Management of Marine Fishes (3)
FW 521. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 531. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 538. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Mgmt Lab (2)
FW 540. Vertebrate Population Dynamics (4)
FW 551. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 554. Fishery Biology (4)
FW 556. Limnology (5)
FW 558. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 563. Conservation Biology of Wildlife (3)
FW 565. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 571. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 573. Fish Ecology and Conservation (4)
FW/OC 574. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 575. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 576. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 580. Stream Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 583. Species Recovery Planning and Restoration (3)
FW 597. Aquaculture (3)
FOR 526. Forest Carbon Measurements and Analysis (4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management: A Global Perspective (3)
MNR 538. Adapting Forests to Climate Change (3)
MNR 550. Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems (3)
MRM 530. Principles and Practice of Marine Resource Management (3)
MRM 535. Rights-Based Fisheries Management (3)
NSE 540. Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management (4)
NSE 583. Radiation Biology (3)
NSE 588. Radioecology (3)
OEAS 540. The Biogeochemical Earth (4)
SNR 511. Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 531. Sustainable Silviculture and Forest Certification (3)
SNR 532. Planning Agroforestry Projects (2)
SNR 533. Alternative (Nontimber) Forest Products (2)
SNR 534. Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (2)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)
TOX 555. Ecotoxicology: Aquatic Ecosystems (3)

Theme: Human Systems

Select 6 credits from at least 3 of the 5 areas below:

Economics
AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
AEC/MRM 552. Marine Economics (3)
FES/MNR 500. Market Tools for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (3)
FW 537. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management (2)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)

Policy
AEC 532. Environmental law (4)
BA 532. Environmental law, Sustainability, and Business (4)
ES 544. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the U.S. (4)
FES/HORT 555. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
FES 565. Urban Forestry Leadership (2)
FW 515. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 522. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
GEO 599. Special Topics (1–3)
GEOG 540. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 541. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEOG 552. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
WRP 521. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3)

Sociology
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
ANTH 581. Natural Resources and Community Values (4)
FES 554. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
SOC 554. Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Ethics
FW 549. History of Fisheries Science (3)
GEOG 564. Geospatial Perspectives on Intelligence, Security, & Ethics (4)
PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 543. World View and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)

Communication
COMM 550. Communication and the Practice of Science (3)
FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FW 514. Professional Development: Meeting Communications (1)
GEO 518. Geosciences Communication (3)

Theme: Methodology

Select 3 credits from below:
BOT 540. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
CH 590. Computer Programming for Scientists (3)
FW 524. Introduction to Fisheries Assessment (3)
GEOG 560. GIScience I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science (4)
GEOG 561. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
GEOG 580. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)

Area of Emphasis (18 credits)

Students may select a certificate listed below or design their own option. A certificate may not be used to satisfy core requirements.

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Contact: Kuuipo Walsh
Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR) Contact: Badege Bishaw
Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WCMT) Contact: Lynette de Silva
Fisheries Management Contact: fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu
Urban Forestry Contact: Paul Ries
Forests and Climate Change Contact: Badege Bishaw
Wildlife Management Contact: fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu
OR
Design own option (no certificate) Contact: Badege Bishaw

Capstone Project (1–9 credits)

Choose one option below:
Option 1: MNR 560. Master’s Case Study (1–9)
Option 2: 6–7 credits of MNR plus 2–3 credits from an independent study project that was completed as part of an 18-credit graduate certificate.

Core Courses

18 credits are required from four thematic areas. These must be courses that are not already being used to satisfy units in the area of emphasis.

Theme: Overview/IntroductionOverview/Introduction (3 credits required)

Select 3 credits from below:
MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
WR 525. Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing (4)

Theme: Ecology/ProductionEcology/Production (6 credits required)

Select 6 credits from below:
BI/FW 564. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
CROP 599. Special Topics

FES/TOX/MCB 535. Genes and Chemicals
in Crop Science and Social Science (1–3)
FE 530. Watershed Processes (4)
Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES/FW 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/HORT 547. Arboriculture (4)
FES 548. Invasive Plants: Biology, Ecology and Management (3)
FES/BI/TOX/MCB 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FES/FW 552. Forest Wildlife Habitat Management (4)
FES 560. Green Infrastructure (4)
FOR 526. Forest Carbon Measurements and Analysis (4) (pending approval #97452)
FW 519. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 520. Ecology and Management of Marine Fishes (3)
FW 521. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 531. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 538. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Mgmt Management Lab (2)
FW 540. Vertebrate Population Dynamics (4)
FW 551. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 554. Fishery Biology (4)
FW 556. Limnology (5)
FW 558. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 563. Conservation Biology of Wildlife (3)
FW 565. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 571. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 573. Fish Ecology and Conservation (4)
FW/OC 574. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 575. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 576. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 580. Stream Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 583. Species Recovery Planning and Restoration (3)
FW 597. Aquaculture (3)
FOR 526. Forest Carbon Measurements and Analysis (4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management: A Global Perspective (3)
MNR 538. Adapting Forests to Climate Change (3)
MNR 550. Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems (3)
MRM 530. Principles and Practice of Marine Resource Management (3)
MRM 535. Rights-Based Fisheries Management (3)
NSE 540. Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management (4)
NSE 583. Radiation Biology (3)
NSE 588. Radioecology (3)
OEAS 540. The Biogeochemical Earth (4)
SNR 511. Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 531. Sustainable Silviculture and Forest Certification (3)
SNR 532. Planning Agroforestry Projects (2)
SNR 533. Alternative (Nontimber) Forest Products (2)
SNR 534. Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (2)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)
TOX 555. Ecotoxicology: Aquatic Ecosystems (3)

Theme: Human SystemsSystems (6 credits required)

Select 6 credits from at least 3 2 of the 5 areas below:

Economics

AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
AEC/MRM 552. Marine Economics (3)
FES/MNR 500. Market Tools for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (3)
FW 537. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management (2)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)

Policy

AEC 532. Environmental law (4)
BA 532. Environmental law, Sustainability, and Business (4)
ES 544. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the U.S. (4)
FES/HORT 555. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
FES 565. Urban Forestry Leadership (2)
FW 515. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 522. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
GEO 599. Special Topics (1–3)
GEOG 540. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 541. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEOG 552. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
PPOL 546. The Policy and Law of United States Coastal Governance (4)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 578. Renewable Energy Policy (4)
WRP 521. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3)

Sociology
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)

ANTH 581. Natural Resources and Community Values (4)
FES 554. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FES 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 554. Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Ethics

FW 549. History of Fisheries Science (3)
GEOG 564. Geospatial Perspectives on Intelligence, Security, & and Ethics (4)
(3)
PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL/REL 543. World View Views and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)

Communication

COMM 550. Communication and the Practice of Science (3)
FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FW 514. Professional Development: Meeting Communications (1)
GEO 518. Geosciences Communication (3)

LEAD 542. Leadership Skills for Career Success (3)
LEAD 543. Leadership Through Conversations (3)
SED 535. Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (3)
TRAL 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)

Theme: MethodologyMethodology (3 credits required)

Select 3 credits from below:

BOT 540. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
CH 590. Computer Programming for Scientists (3)
FW 524. Introduction to Fisheries Assessment (3)
GEOG 560. GIScience I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science (4)
GEOG 561. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
GEOG 580. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)


MNR/FES 522. Research Methods Social Science (4)
PPOL 521. Understanding Social Research (4)
ST 516. Foundations of Data Analytics (4)
ST 517. Data Analytics I (4)
ST 539. Survey Methods (3)

Area of Emphasis (18 credits)credits required)

Students may select a certificate listed below or design their own option. A certificate may not be used to satisfy core requirements.

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Contact: Kuuipo Walsh
Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR) Contact: Badege Bishaw
Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WCMT) Contact: Lynette de Silva
Fisheries Management Contact: fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu
Urban Forestry Contact: Paul Ries
Forests and Climate Change Contact: Badege Bishaw
Wildlife Management Contact: fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu
OR
Design own option (no certificate) Contact: Badege Bishaw

Capstone Project (1–9 credits)

(9 credits required)

Master of Natural Resources students will choose 1 option below based off of their Area of Emphasis choice. If the student does not complete a capstone project as part of their area of emphasis, then they will be in Option 1. If a student does complete a capstone project as part of their area of emphasis, they can choose option 2. If option 2 is chosen then the student needs to complete the remainder of the required credits with MNR 560 to fulfill the 9 required capstone credits.

Choose one option below:

Option 1: MNR 560. Master’s Master’s Case Study (1–9)
(9)
Option 2: 6–7 credits of MNR 560 plus 2–3 credits from an independent study project that was completed as part of an 18-credit graduate certificate.

the area of emphasis.

Documents

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