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The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Undergraduate Program provides students with a rigorous education in natural resources management and technology with a strong background in basic sciences and liberal arts.


Our program offers four concentrations, which are like minors but are within the major field of study rather than in a different major field of study. These concentrations allow NRE students to deepen their educational experience in an area of their interest. NRE students must declare a concentration and adhere to its requirements, which are discussed in the Academics section. Upon graduation, the concentration appears on the transcript as an official recognition of a specialization in that area.

  • Environmental Sustainability and Conservation

  • Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation

  • Sustainable Forest Resources

  • Water Resources and Climate

Students in other departments can minor in Wildlife Conservation by completing the required courses.


Opportunities exist for a variety of careers and lifelong learning experiences. Many entry level positions are open in the public and private sectors such as the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State Environmental Protection or Natural Resources Agencies, Forest Industries, Land Planners and Developers, Natural Resources Consulting Services, and more. For more information about the NRE program download the NRE brochure.

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840