Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
_____BIOL 2104General Biology I
_____BIOL 2124Botany
_____BUSI 1603Introduction to Management
_____ECON 2113Microeconomics
_____ENVS 2104Introduction to Environmental Science*
_____ENVS 3403Environmental Policy & Regulation*
_____ENVS 3564Introduction to GIS*
_____ENVS 4204Wetlands Ecology & Regulations
_____GEOL 1904Introduction to Geology
_____MATH 1413Trigonometry*
_____MATH 2613Statistics for Biologists
_____NARM 4404Forest Ecology and Management
_____NARM 4754Wildlife Ecology and Management
Choose One Chemistry Option:
_____CHEM 1904Introduction to Chemistry
_____CHEM 2104General Chemistry II
Choose One Environmental Science Option:
_____ENVS 3503Applied Environmental Regulation
_____ENVS 4303Environmental Risk Analysis
Choose Two Business Options:
_____BUSI 1403Introduction to Accounting I
_____BUSI 2353Human Resource Management
_____BUSI 2753Operation Management
Choose One Capstone Option:
_____BUSI 5003Business Internship
OR the NSCI Sequence Below:
_____NSCI 3611Research Methods I
_____NSCI 3621Research Methods II
_____NSCI 4611Senior Research Project
Water Resources: Select 3 Courses
_____BIOL 3604Ecology
_____BIOL 3804Aquatic Entomology
_____BIOL 4104Limnology
_____ENVS 3353Watershed Hydrology
_____GEOL 3503Hydrogeolgoy
_____NARM 3903-4Special Topics**
Wildlife Resources: Select 3 Courses
_____BIOL 2114General Biology II
_____BIOL 3554Mammalogy
_____BIOL 3604Ecology
_____BIOL 3753Conservation Biology
_____BIOL 3824Entomology
_____BIOL 4554Ornithology
_____BIOL 4824Herpetology
_____NARM 3903-4Special Topics**
General: Select 2 Courses from either of the above CONCENTRATIONS, Plus
_____PHYS 2114Introduction to Physics


LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM: As outlined on the appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet.

* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements.

**Special Topics course pre-approved by the Dean to meet this CONCENTRATION

Among REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, the student must have a 2.00 average in the major and successfully complete a capstone project or an internship with an approved business, agency, or other organization.

Students are encouraged to take more electives from the check sheet above to make them more competitive in the job market.

Students are encouraged to take PHIL-240 to meet Lib Studies Goal II-B.2

What is Natural Resource Management?
The goal of the natural resource management major is to provide students with a broad-based understanding of the interconnectedness of social, political, and ecological systems. This knowledge will enable students to design sustainable solutions to address natural resource conservation and management problems. Students will learn about natural resource stewardship in both theory and practice, to design systems that are adaptable and resilient in light of the social and ecological complexity and change that characterize today’s challenges. Environmental issues such as land-use change and planning, conservation biology, energy use, climate change, renewable resource management, and citizen engagement in place-based conservation will be addressed. Field measurements and field skills are essential components of this major.

Career Paths
Examples of available career choices include, but are not limited to: natural resource manager; professional forester; land use planner; geographic information system (GIS) or remote sensing specialist; fishery/wildlife manager; environmental policy analyst; environmental advocate; environmental consultant; natural resources/environmental lawyer (with continued education); youth agency administrator; natural resource communications specialist; law enforcement officer; natural resources/environmental educator; restoration specialist; multiple resource use planner; regulatory compliance enforcement officer.