Undergraduate Minors

Forestry (not available for FE & FE/CE majors)

The Forestry minor provides basic knowledge about management of forest resources.


Natural Resources (also available via Ecampus and at OSU Cascades campus in Bend) 

Students majoring in other programs at OSU can choose to complete the Natural Resources minor. The Natural Resources minor is intended to provide a broad exposure to the natural resources field. It offers course work that integrates a number of natural resource disciplines.


Recreation Resource Management

Students may elect to earn the Recreation Resource Management minor, which provides basic knowledge about recreation resource planning and management.


Renewable Materials

The minor in Renewable Materials exposes students to the world of renewable materials science and technology and will enable students in other majors to gain a specialization that will make them more competitive for careers associated with green materials and allied industries


Tourism & Outdoor Leadership (available at OSU Cascades campus only)

A minor in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership is only available at the OSU-Cascades Campus. Corvallis Campus students may work toward some of the classes, but will have to attend some courses in Bend. All lower-division courses listed below are Central Oregon Community College courses.


An important note: in addition to the requirements for admission to OSU*, students interested in our undergraduate programs will be best prepared by taking a well-balanced college preparatory curriculum in high school.  Additional courses in math, communications, biology and chemistry will provide a stronger background to your degree program.

*Entering first year students: English (4 units): four years English language, literature, speaking, and writing; Mathematics (3 units): 1st year algebra, two additional years of college preparatory mathematics; Social Studies (3 units): one year U.S. history, one year global studies and one year social studies elective; Science (2 units): one year each of two different preparatory sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and physical science (laboratory experience recommended); Foreign Language (2 units): two years of the same high school-level language or demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL). Beginning Fall 2008, three units of college preparatory science will be required.