Becoming a Natural Resources and Environmental Science Student (NRES)

The Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) major is an interdisciplinary program that provides the knowledge, skills, and field experiences necessary for a career in environmental science, natural resource management, environmental consulting and other environmental work. 

we grow careers.

The NRES major carries a strong foundation in the natural sciences which prepares you for a variety of professions such as:

Conservation Scientist Environmental Law & Policy
Environmental Quality Manager Environmental Scientist
Land Planning Consultant Natural Resource Manager
Environmental Educator Sustainability Coordinator
Watershed Manager Wildlife Technician
Urban Planner

what you'll study

With coursework across the natural and social sciences, you can tailor this program to your interests by selecting both a skill and an environmental emphasis area as key elements of their degree program. The NRES program emphasizes experiential learning through summer camps, internships, research projects and more. Click the major sheet link to see the full academic plan for NRES students. 

advanced degrees

In addition to numerous job opportunities, upon completing a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science students will be well prepared to pursue graduate school or law school.

Potential Career Pathways

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 

 

Stories from NRES Students