2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Urban and Community Forestry (UACF) Minor

Complete a minimum of 19 credits from the courses listed below. 

Required Minor Courses
BIOL/HORT 2304Plant Biology 12-3
or FREC 2314 Forest Biology and Dendrology
Select one of the following:1-3
Dendrology Laboratory
Woody Landscape Plants
Woody Landscape Plants
Select one of the following:1
Arboriculture Field Skills
Trees in the Built Environment Lab 1
Complete the following:
FREC/HORT 3354Trees in the Built Environment 13
FREC 4454Urban and Community Forestry 13
Restricted Electives
Select 6 or 9 credits of the following: 26-9
Forest Ecosystems
Plants and Greenspaces in Urban Communities
Forest Ecology and Silvics 1
Environmental Silviculture 1
Information Technologies for Natural Resource Management 1
Forest and Tree Pest Management 1
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Sustainable Urbanization
Maps and Mapping
The U.S. City
Environment and Natural Systems 1
Social and Cultural Landscapes
Evolution of the American Landscape
Introduction to United States Government and Politics
State and Local Government 1
Urban Politics 1
Urban Policy and Planning 1
Land Use and Environment: Planning and Policy 1
Total Credits16-22

Course has prerequisites or restrictions. Check course catalog or timetable for further information.


If FREC 2314 Forest Biology and Dendrology or FREC 2324 Dendrology Laboratory taken in Required Minor Courses, choose 9 credits; otherwise, choose 6 credits.

Completing the Minor in Urban and Community Forestry

  1. Sign up for the minor in the Advising Center of the College of Natural Resources and Environment (138 Cheatham Hall).
  2. If you have questions about the checksheet, ask the Advising Center to put you in contact with a faculty member in urban and community forestry.
  3. When you request or update your DARS, be sure to include the minor so that it will check your progress on both your major and minor.
  4. Once you have enrolled in the minor, you cannot graduate until you either
    1. satisfy the credit requirements for the minor, or
    2. withdraw from the minor by notifying the Advising Center of the College of Natural Resources and Environment (138 Cheatham Hall) and revising your DARS.

Notes for the Minor in Urban and Community Forestry

  1. A minimum of 6 credit hours must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 academic level.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses comprising the minor is required to complete the minor.
  3. All courses must be taken for A–F grade unless only offered P/F.
  4. Some listed courses have prerequisites or restrictions. These prerequisites and restrictions are determined by the department offering a course and may change without notice. Therefore, we recommend you consult the University Course Catalog and your advisor when planning classes.