Minors

Minors

A minor allows a student to specialize in a discipline outside their major. To pursue a minor, you must first be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and file a Curriculum Add/Drop Form with the Registrar's Office to declare the minor. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, in conjunction with other units on campus, offers four interdisciplinary minors.

Students interested in a minor program should contact the School’s undergraduate advisor, Mary Jurgensen.

Teaching Certification

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, in partnership with Michigan Tech's Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, offers programs leading to State of Michigan certification for high school biology teachers.

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry with Secondary Education option in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences with Secondary Education option in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Management with Secondary Education option in Biology

If your goal is to teach at the high school level, you can earn your bachelor of science degree, take additional education courses, do your student teaching, and qualify to take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. Your certification is recognized in many states. You will also be qualified to teach in other disciplines.

What to Expect

  • Prepare for teaching in ecology, environmental science, general biology, physical sciences and emerging fields
  • Complete your student teaching
  • Qualify for Michigan’s Teacher Certification test

Students interested in the Teacher Certification should contact the School’s undergraduate advisor, Mary Jurgensen.