Friday, May 13, 2011
After many years of planning, Oregon State University (OSU) is unveiling a new urban forestry undergraduate degree program. Effective this summer, OSU students can work towards a new Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources with a major option in Urban Forest Landscapes. You can visit catalog.oregonstate.edu to learn more about the requirements of this new option.
A parallel degree through the OSU Horticulture Department will follow in the coming years. This new degree option has been the result of a long cooperative effort between Oregon Department of Forestry and OSU, and two of the three new college courses behind it were supported in part by a USDA Forest Service Western Competitive Grant award to ODF to address urban/rural interface issues.
Even more exciting is the fact that this new Urban Forest Landscapes option should soon be available online to distance education students through OSU’s award-winning Ecampus program. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in an online urban forestry degree.