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Preparing passionate leaders driving change in sustainability and stewardship of the environment.

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M. S. Forestry Sciences

About the major …

The Master of Science degree program in Forestry Sciences has the following objectives:

  • Ecosystem management in the oak woodland, chaparral and Sierran forest types
  • Economics and valuation in the urban interface forest
  • Watershed hydrology
  • Fire ecology
  • Urban and community forestry

2) To develop characteristics and qualities that transcend job-specific skills and knowledge including:

  • Critical thinking/problem solving competencies
  • Communications and related social competencies
  • Forest management competencies using an integrated ecosystem approach
  • Quantitative systems/information management competencies
  • Awareness of current issues and technical forestry competencies
  • Independent thought and research methods

3) To prepare graduate students for further study in forest science, perhaps leading to a Ph.D. at another institution.

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Chris  Surfleet

Dr. Chris Surfleet

Phone: (805) 756-2743
Office: 180-518