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Change Graduate Major
Natural Resources - MNR

Status: Approved

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1. Review - College Approver - Forestry

Approved by Randall Rosenberger Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm, January 23, 2019 9:59am

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, January 31, 2019 2:35pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) January 31, 2019 2:35pm
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.

Note:  Anything listed in Unenforced prerequisites are no longer listed in the online Catalog.

3. Review - Graduate Committee - Forestry

Approved by Lisa Ganio Department Head / Statistics (Science), February 14, 2019 2:19pm

Comments

Lisa Ganio (Graduate Committee - Forestry) February 14, 2019 2:19pm
We appreciate the additional clarity for the degree.

4. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Lisa Ganio Department Head / Statistics (Science), February 14, 2019 2:20pm

5. Review - CC Rep - Forestry

Approved by Seri Robinson Assistant Professor / Wood Science / Engr, February 14, 2019 8:36pm

6. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Carol Mc Kiel Instructor / College of Education, March 1, 2019 5:15pm

7. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, March 5, 2019 10:13am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) March 5, 2019 10:13am
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

8. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Belinda Sykes Catalog & Curriculum Coord. / Office of the Registrar, March 5, 2019 12:06pm

Comments

Belinda Sykes (Catalog Coordinator) March 5, 2019 12:06pm
Per Catalog Year Policy, changes approved after May 1 go into effect the following catalog year. Changed effective term to Summer 2019 (202000).

Proposal

Proposal ID: 105586
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: January 22, 2019 8:48am
Approval Date: March 5, 2019 12:06pm
Effective Term: Summer 2019
Justification:
The purpose of this proposal is to revise the MNR Graduate Major requirements by adding and removing courses (BEE 511, SOIL 511, and PPOL 523 were added; FES 554, NSE 583, and NSE 588 were removed) and by updating the Capstone Project requirements.
Comments:
New course MNR 561 included in the new Capstone Project requirements is being created via proposal 105926.

Originators

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

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Juliet Sutton Office Specialist 2 Forest Ecosyst & Society

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Jennifer Alix-Garcia - Department Head / Applied Economics
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 8, 2019)
Responded Yes
Susan Bernardin - Director - SLCS / Liberal Arts Admin
No objection.
(Responded on Jan 6, 2019)
Responded Yes
Stephanie Bernell - Associate Dean / Graduate School Admin
I see no issues. Approved.
(Responded on Jan 6, 2019)
Responded Yes
David Bernell - Associate Professor / School of Public Policy
Approve.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
John Bolte - Department Head / Biol & Ecol Engineering
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 15, 2019)
Responded No
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
recommend approval
(Responded on Jan 6, 2019)
Responded Yes
Kirstin Carroll - Academic Wage Salaried / MCB Graduate Program
Ok
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Lori Cramer - Associate Professor / Sociology Department Not Contacted Yes
Erica Curry - Academic Programs Manager / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Jan 11, 2019)
Responded No
Dee Denver - Associate Professor / Integrative Biology
Expired Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
No issues.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Bruce Dugger - Associate Professor / Fisheries and Wildlife
Expired Yes
Abdollah Farsoni - Associate Professor / Sch Nuclear Sci & Engr
Expired Yes
Kevin Gable - Professor / Chemistry
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Lisa Ganio - Department Head / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Trischa Goodnow - Professor / Speech Communication
Expired Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Susan Helback - Coordinator-Academic Program 2 / College of Education
I approve
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Carlos Jensen - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Prog / College of Engineering
No objections
(Responded on Jan 20, 2019)
Responded Yes
Brett Jeter - Head Advisor / College of Engineering
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
no concerns.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Eric Kirby - Assoc Dean-Academic Programs / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
No concerns
(Responded on Jan 5, 2019)
Responded Yes
Janet Knudson - Asst to Assoc Dean-Office Mgr / College of Engineering
Expired Yes
Jeffrey Kollath - Senior Instructor I / Statistics (Science)
no objections
(Responded on Jan 11, 2019)
Responded Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Natural Resources B.S. program supports this proposal.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science
Support
(Responded on Jan 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Tjodie Richardson - Head Advisor / Applied Economics
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 7, 2019)
Responded Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose an individual course for development funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ecampus/proposals/.
(Responded on Jan 15, 2019)
Responded No
Randall Rosenberger - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm
Support
(Responded on Jan 7, 2019)
Responded No
Elizabeth Schroeder - Associate Professor / Economics Department
No objection
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Joseph Spatafora - Distinguished Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired Yes
Brent Steel - Professor / Political Science Dept Not Contacted Yes
Andrew Valls - Interim Director / Liberal Arts Admin Not Contacted Yes
Jonathan Velez - Assistant Professor / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
I approve.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Rebecca Warner - Professor / School of Public Policy
Support.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
Responded No
Dorthe Wildenschild - Professor / Sch of Chem/Bio/Envr Eng
ok
(Responded on Jan 10, 2019)
Responded Yes
Erika Wolters - Coord-OPAL/Poli.Sci. E-campus / School of Public Policy Not Contacted Yes
Lan Xue - Associate Professor / Statistics (Science)
No objection. Just a note that St517 needs St516 as prerequisite.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2019)
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:
BEE 511. Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Decisions (3)
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 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 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)
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 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 554. Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SOIL 511. Soil: A Natural and Societal Resource (3)
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)
PPOL 523. Qualitative Research Methods (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 one option below depending upon their area of emphasis choice. All students should choose option 1 unless they have completed SNR 511 and SNR 506 as part of their certificate program. Students are advised not to take MNR 560 (or SNR 506) and MNR 561 during the same term. MNR 561 credits should be taken after MNR 560, and the credits may be broken up over more than one term. 

Option 1: MNR 560 (3) then 6 credits of MNR 561

Option 2: SNR 511 (1), SNR 506 (2) then 6 credits of MNR 561

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 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 choose one of two options below based on their Area of Emphasis choice:

Option 1: For students who do not complete a capstone project as part of their Area of Emphasis.

Option 2:  For students who do complete a capstone project as part of their Area of Emphasis. The student must complete the remainder of the required credits with MNR 560, Master's Case Study (1–9), to fulfill the 9 required capstone credits.

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:

BEE 511. Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Decisions (3)
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 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)
SOIL 511. Soil: A Natural and Societal Resource (3)
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)
PPOL 523. Qualitative Research Methods (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 one of two options option below based on depending upon their Area of Emphasis choice:

area of emphasis choice. All students should choose option 1 unless they have completed SNR 511 and SNR 506 as part of their certificate program. Students are advised not to take MNR 560 (or SNR 506) and MNR 561 during the same term. MNR 561 credits should be taken after MNR 560, and the credits may be broken up over more than one term. 

Option 1: For students who do not complete a capstone project as part of their Area of Emphasis.

MNR 560 (3) then 6 credits of MNR 561

Option 2:  For students who do complete a capstone project as part of their Area of Emphasis. The student must complete the remainder of the required credits with 2: SNR 511 (1), SNR 506 (2) then 6 credits of MNR 560, Master's Case Study (1–9), to fulfill the 9 required capstone credits.

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