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The Natural Resources (NR) Bachelor of Science degree program provides students with a detailed working knowledge of natural resources, their diversity and interdependence, and the critical relationships between humans and their environment. The program of study is interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing a broad spectrum of coursework, while mixing natural resources disciplines from colleges across campus, to include the Colleges of Agricultural Science, Forestry, Liberal Arts, and Science. Because of its flexibility, this program provides students the opportunity to combine areas of particular personal and/or professional interest, maximizing exposure to key natural resources issues and challenges.
You may find the Natural Resources (NR) program suited to your personal and professional goals if you are interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to natural resources issues while pursuing a career related to such topics as:
Our Academic Advisors work closely with our students to create a degree plan that includes the NR skills and knowledge desired, while helping prepare them for employment in an NR-related field.
Incorporated into a student’s course of study is the Specialty Option – 40 credits supporting an academic theme related to natural resources. It is in the specialty option that the student develops depth and a particular focus on an area of study in natural resources. Specialty options available to students in the EOANRP include:
Students may also design their own individualized specialty option (ISO) with the guidance of their academic advisor.
The Natural Resources major requires a year of biology, 1 term of chemistry, plus mathematics, statistics, and public policy courses.
The Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources curriculum consists of four blocks of study.
Required course will be offered either through on-campus and online instruction.
Minors or supplemental courses are available in Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Business Administration, Crop Science, Rangeland Science and Soil Science.
Natural Resource students are qualified for, but not limited to: