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How does a changing climate impact forest ecosystems?

Earning a Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change online from Oregon State University will enable you to make informed decisions about managing forests in an era of climate change.

This 20-credit certificate is designed to train working professionals – mid-career, company, industry and agency employees – who want more experience in natural resources management and climate change. The flexible online format allows you to maintain your career focus while taking classes to improve your academic credentials.

Completing the forests and climate change certificate is a significant step toward a master’s degree in OSU's Master of Natural Resources online program.

Program Benefits

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation in forestry and natural resources.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Students who study online receive the same credits as on-campus students, and credits transfer to most higher education institutions.
  • OSU Ecampus is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best providers of online education.


  • The 20-credit Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change provides a thorough foundation for you and your classmates to assess the impacts of climate change on forests, evaluate proposed adaptation strategies and develop management practices to enhance forest carbon sequestration for the mitigation of climate change.
  • Program courses will treat both the theory and application of climate change science. Throughout the FCC curriculum, you will work closely with a faculty mentor and other students who will assist on an independent project.
  • For curriculum details, please visit Oregon State's academic catalog.


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