May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental and Natural Resources: Natural Resource and Economic Policy Concentration, BS


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Program Description


The Environmental and Natural Resources curriculum produces professionals who have a broad-based knowledge in natural resources and an ability to interact with other resource professionals to provide thoughtful solutions to environmental and natural resource problems. The world is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, but the problems associated with their conservation are immense. Protection of rare and endangered species, preventing and controlling invasions of exotics, protecting old growth forests, restoring degraded ecosystems, and balancing the resource demands of industry and the public are some of the environmental issues which are enmeshed in politicized environments.

Three concentrations are offered within the Environmental and Natural Resources major, which is administered by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. The Conservation Biology Concentration is oriented toward students who desire a greater exposure to taxa, their habitats, and their interrelationships. The Natural Resources Management Concentration emphasizes both resource management and negotiation skills. The Natural Resource and Economic Policy Concentration provides more in-depth study in economics and policy applications.

Graduates in Environmental and Natural Resources are well prepared for further graduate studies in natural resources and related fields. Potential public sector employers of graduates include federal, state, and municipal resource management agencies, private industries impacting land and water resources, environmental management consulting firms, and various environmental advocacy groups.

Concentration


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Agribusiness Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Community Development Requirement 3 Credits 9
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  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits or
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 Students planning to take organic chemistry must take CH 1010  and CH 1020  and must satisfy the General Education Science and Technology in Society General Education Requirement through another course.

2 See General Education . Students must also select a course to satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness General Education Requirement.

3 GEOG 1010 , GEOG 1030  or GEOG 1060  

4 Select from 3000- or 4000-level BIOL, ENR, EES, ENSP, ETOX, FOR, GEOL, PES or WFB courses

5 ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3140  or ENGL 3150  may be substituted

6 Select from 3000- or 4000-level AGRB courses

7 ECON 3020 , ECON 3100  or ECON 3150  

8 Internship (AGRB 4910 ); Creative Inquiry (AGRB 4940 ); or Directed Research (PES 4910  or PES 4920 )

9 RS 4010  or RS 4590  

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