Of all living beings, humans are unique in their ability to manage the environment in which they live. However, modification of the environment to suit human needs often results in the degradation of environmental ecosystems. This curriculum is a science-oriented curriculum designed to provide a broad understanding of environmental quality. Students will develop a solid foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, and communications skills. This foundation will then be applied in courses dealing with ecology and natural resources. Students will be strongly encouraged to pursue relevant work experience through supervised field study with an approved agency or firm.

Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities as technical, scientific, or support personnel with local, state, or federal agencies, or with private industry. Examples include positions with municipal waste treatment facilities; state and federal regulatory agencies; consulting firms involved in environmental remediation and development of impact statements; various manufacturers; environmental and conservation support organizations; and other public and private employers in the environmental field. The curriculum will also prepare the student for graduate study in areas related to the environment and natural resources, including environmental law.


Ag Econ 445 3
Ag ET 460 3
Biol 418 3
Chem 122 4
Chem 310 and 319, or 320 4
Econ 201 3
Eng 280 3
Geog 111, 112, or 113 8
Geog 280 or 360 2/3
Geog 472 3
Geol 440 3
Math 160, 210 6
Micro 251 or 310 4
NRM 350 3
Phys 211 3
Soil Sc 315 or 430, 420 6
Pl Sci elective (110, 305, 333, 334, 341, or 422) 3
Science Electives (UD courses in departments of Ag/NRM;Biol; Chem; Geol, Geog & Phy; or Sch of Engr) 8/7
General Electives (NRM 420 recommended)