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Why NRES Matters to Your Degree and Career     

Because natural resource and environmental issues are extensive and complex, they often defy solutions offered by a single discipline.  The Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Secondary Major supplements a primary major by enhancing students' abilities to apply broad scientific knowledge to improve the management, sustainability, and quality of soil, air, water, mineral, biological, and energy resources.  

Increasing government, public, and corporate concerns about the environment means career opportunities are available for individuals trained to address a range of natural resource and environmental problems and who can work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment and with a diverse set of stakeholders.  The NRES Secondary Major documents this knowledge and skill set and provides students with an extra qualification for employment.  

With planning, it's possible to earn the NRES Secondary Major with only one additional required course!  To enroll in NRES, complete the online enrollment form and make an appointment to meet with the program director, Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, to outline an advising plan for meeting NRES course requirements.

Advising Information

Spring 2022 Block Electives

Looking for block elective courses that will be offered during the Spring 2022 term?  There are 44 classes from which to choose, including 17 natural science, 18 applied science and technology, and 12 social science and humanities options.  Click on this handy guide to help your planning