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Minors

We offer several academic minors to complement your major and expand your knowledge in the fields of forestry and natural resources.


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Arboriculture

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.

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Conservation Ecology

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.

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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.

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Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources

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.   

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Sustainable Low Rise Residential Construction

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. 

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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

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 ecology. 

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Wood Science and Technology

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. 

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Interested in something else? See the complete list of Davis College minors.