Natural Resources

This photo, taken in South Africa by NRE student Kelly Niland, won the cross-cultural award in the UConn Fall 2013 Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Course descriptions

This major, offered by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, prepares students for careers related to the management of natural resources. Students develop skills in applying modern technology, concepts and principles dealing with sustainable development, environmental protection and resource conservation. In addition to core requirements, all students must complete one or more of the following concentrations: Environmental Sustainability and Conservation (including the option for a pre-approved Education Abroad experience), Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Sustainable Forest Resources, or Water Resources and Climate. (For detailed information, please refer to the Natural Resources and the Environment website.)

Competency Requirements

Students successfully completing the courses listed below will have met their General Education information literacy exit requirements for this major. Students are expected to have gained additional computer technology competency in the fields of geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) data collection and processing. Students will gain these competencies by passing NRE 2000. Students passing NRE 4000W will satisfy the writing competency requirement within the major.

All Natural Resources majors must pass the following core requirements:

Concentrations

Environmental Sustainability and Conservation

All of the following: ARE 1150 or ECON 1201; NRE 1235, 2600, 3245, or ARE 3434.

One course from each of the following four groups (the same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one group) or Education Abroad (12 credits or equivalent completed abroad of courses pre-approved by NRE):

Sustainability Concepts: ANTH 3339; ENVE 1000; NRE 3265; PLSC 2100; SOCI 2701, 3407/W.

Economics and Social Science: ANTH 3339; ARE 3235, 4438, 4444; ECON 2467, 3466; GEOG 3320W, 3340, 3410; PHIL 3216; POLS 3239, 3412, 3847; SOCI 2701, 3407/W.

Natural Resources/Ecologic Science: EEB 2244/W, 3247; EEB 3230/MARN 3014; MARN 3000; NRE 2455, 3105, 3125, 3145, 3146, 3205, 4370; PLSC 2500.

Resource Conservation and Management: NRE 3155, 3305, 3335, 4165, 4170, 4335, 4475, 4665.

Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation

All of the following: EEB 2214, 2244/W; NRE 2345, 3335 or 4335, 3345/W or 4575, 4370.

One of the following: ANSC 1111, 3121; EEB 3254, 3265, 4200, 4215, 4250, 4260 or 4261; NRE 4340; PSYC/EEB 3201; PVS 2100, 4300.

One of the following: EEB 3247; NRE 2455, 3105, 3205.

Sustainable Forest Resources

All of the following: NRE 2345, 2415, 2455, 3125, 3500, 3690, 4475.

One of the following: NRE 3535, 4544, 4545, 4575.

Water Resources and Climate

All of the following: NRE 2215, 3125, 3145 or 3146.

Five additional courses from among the following groups, including at least one from the Hydrologic Science group and at least one from the Biological/Ecological Science group (whichever of NRE 3145 or 3146 is used to fulfill the above requirement cannot be used to also fulfill this requirement):

Hydrologic Science: ENVE 3120; GEOG 3310; GSCI 3020; MARN 3000; NRE 3155, 4135, 4165, 5115.

Biological/Ecological Science: EEB 3204, 3247; NRE 3105, 3205, 4340.

Atmospheric Science: GEOG 3400; NRE 3115, 3145, 3146, 4170.

Policy: ARE 3434; NRE 3245.

Related Skills: AH 3275; NRE 3535, 4544, 4545, 4575.

A minor in Wildlife Conservation is described in the Minors section.

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