MinorsWe offer several academic minors to complement your major and expand your knowledge in the fields of forestry and natural resources.
This minor is designed to provide students educational opportunities in the area
of ornamental horticulture as it relates to current urban environments. Emphasis
is given to the establishment and management of herbaceous and woody plants used
in commercial, recreational and home settings.
This minor is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge and skills
that may open the door to new career opportunities, enhance lifelong learning,
and promote their roles as informed and active citizens.
Forest Resources Management
Designed to provide students educational opportunities in the area of forest resources
management, this minor emphasizes courses that provide basic understanding of
sustainable forest management in the Appalachian region.
Students will gain specialized knowledge and skills that may open the door to new
career opportunities, enhance lifelong learning, and promote their role as an
informed and active citizen.
This minor is designed to provide students with a background in sustainable low-rise
residential (i.e. single family, multi-family town houses and 2-3 story apartment
buildings) construction materials and practices.
This minor focuses on both wildlife and fisheries; preparing students for careers
or graduate education in both fields, in the area of management, biology and
A sound fundamental knowledge of wood and wood products would be useful for graduates
of programs like civil and environmental engineering, interior design and landscape
architecture. Graduates may not work in the wood products industry, but will
be required to use wood in the design of furniture, buildings and various structures.
Likewise, the wood products industry also seeks employees with backgrounds in
business and economics, engineering and other fields. Individuals with these
backgrounds bring skills and specialized knowledge that the industry requires.