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. Opportunities exist for a variety of career options and lifelong learning experiences.
The NRE undergraduate program is divided into five concentrations, a concentration being akin to a minor but within the major field of study rather than in a different major field of study. The concentrations allow NRE students to deepen their educational experience in an area of their interest. The concentrations are in Air and Water Resources, Environmental Conservation, Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Forest Resources, and Geomatics. NRE students must declare a concentration and adhere to its requirements that can be found by following the above links. Upon graduation, the concentration appears on the transcript as an official recognition of a specialization in that area.
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.
Students in other departments can minor in Wildlife Conservation by completing the courses listed here.
For more information about the NRE program download the NRE brochure.