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 nre.uconn.edu.)
Students successfully completing the courses listed below will have met their General Education information literacy exit requirements for this major. Students passing NRE 4000W will satisfy the writing competency requirement within the major.
All Natural Resources majors must pass the following core requirements:
- NRE 1000E, 2000, 2010, 3000, 4000W, 4094
- BIOL 1107 or 1108 or 1110
- CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q
- MATH 1060Q or 1131Q
- SPSS 2120 and 2125 or GSCI 1050
- PHYS 1201Q or 1401Q
- STAT 1100Q
At least one course in the 36-credit group must come from a department other than NRE.
Environmental Sustainability and Conservation
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):
Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
One course from each of the following two groups (the same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one group).
Sustainable Forest Resources
Water Resources and Climate
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):