Students study the interactions of ecological, economic, ethical, production, and social systems. Moreover, students will learn from and network with world renowned OSU faculty in natural resources - including scientists from fisheries, wildlife, forestry, rangeland and water departments - while developing analytical and problem solving skills associated with complex issues.
Designed for all students, especially company, industry or agency employees who desire training in solving complex sustainability problems. Students complete an integrated course of study in a dynamic learning community, under the mentorship of professionals, to design workable solutions for issues of local, state, regional, national, and international importance.
Students will learn to effectively apply the principles of urban forestry, green infrastructure, planning, policy, management, and leadership to the management of urban forests and urban forestry programs. Through the completion of this program, students will gain the knowledge and skills to address complex urban natural resource issues at national, state, or local levels.
The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society participates in seven interdisciplinary degree programs. If you are interested in applying to one of these programs, please follow the application procedures detailed on the program's website (listed below).