A minor in Forestry and Natural Resources is for students who are interested in learning about the conservation and restoration of the earth's natural resources through hands-on study of the ecology, stewardship, and management of forest, woodland, and grassland ecosystems. Many students elect to complete the minor by participating in the eight-week summer field program  Forestry Field Camp – in the northern Sierra Nevada and taking one additional course on the UC Berkeley campus.

Students in many diverse majors such as integrative biology, business administration, and civil engineering may find this minor complementary to their professional career goals.


  • Complete a minimum of five courses related to Forestry and Natural Resources, totaling a minimum of 12 units.
  • At least one of the five courses must be taken during the academic year (i.e., not all can be summer field program courses).
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade and must average a minimum 2.0-grade-points overall.
  • One of the five courses must be ESPM 105D, 182, 183, or 185 (for Fall 2014 admits and later).

Please see the FNR Minor Snapshot for a complete list of acceptable classes.

How to Declare

Students should file the Minor Declaration Form during the semester before the term they plan to graduate. Offered by the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM).

Please see the FNR Undergraduate Advisor for more information.


Minor Advisor: 
Sarah Rhoades
260 Mulford Hall
University of California 
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100
View our advising hours schedule here