Online Program Delivers Oregon State’s Forestry Management Expertise to the World

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Access to college degrees is getting easier as more subject areas go online, including traditionally hands-on subjects like science. Breaking down barriers in online learning, Oregon State University Extended Campus (OSU Ecampus) recently launched a Master of Natural Resources degree online.

Oregon State Ecampus has launched a Master of Natural Resources Management degree online.

“The twin challenges of this century will be sustaining earth’s life support systems...This degree will prepare its graduates to tackle those challenges." Hal Salwasser, Dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry

Oregon State University Extended Campus has launched a Master of Natural Resources degree online. Now, professionals in natural resources roles throughout the world can learn from Oregon State’s renowned academic experts in forestry and natural resources management.

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree is a 45-credit interdisciplinary program that is ideal for place-bound professionals who desire to earn a master’s degree from one of the nation’s top universities in natural resources management, according to Dr. Badege Bishaw of OSU’s College of Forestry.

“Growth in human population and affluence of well-educated people over coming decades will place ever more pressure on the world’s natural resources: water, wood, flora, fauna, food, air, and open spaces,” said Hal Salwasser, Dean of the College of Forestry. “This degree will prepare its graduates to tackle those challenges.”

Students enrolled in the program will complete online courses from five Oregon State University colleges and 12 departments. MNR Ecampus students will select an area of emphasis to study, ideally related to the student's career. They will learn critical thinking, analytical, and technical skills that help them manage complex and integrated natural resources management issues.

“Our goal with this online program is to bring Oregon State University's academic resources to people currently involved in natural resource issues and management across the state and around the world,” said Dave King, OSU Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement. “Oregon State's expertise and excellence in these areas is now available to people who can’t come to campus because they are currently and directly involved in making a difference throughout the world.”

Students interested in enrolling for the Master’s of Natural Resources program will ideally have two years of professional experience and are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Additional information about the Master of Natural Resources degree can be found on the OSU Extended Campus website.

About OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University is a major research university located in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Through Ecampus online degree programs and courses, OSU Extended Campus is bringing quality educational opportunities to lifetime learners around the world.

OSU is an Accredited University and all Ecampus courses are taught by experienced OSU faculty using innovative course delivery strategies. Ecampus offers over 20 online degrees. All Ecampus graduates receive the same OSU diplomas as campus-based students. Learn more about Ecampus online degrees and programs by visiting http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu.

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