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Natural Resources Program Features

Program Details2012 NR Grads

Classes incorporate field labs that allow students to apply what they have learned in the classroom out "in the field." You will work together with your classmates on a variety of crews to conduct a variety of field labs. These labs require students to carry equipment (up to 30 pounds) through varied forest conditions.  To achieve the learning objectives for field based classes, students should be in good physical condition and come prepared to work outdoors in rough terrain, heavy brush and adverse weather conditions.  Most student recall the field labs as one of the highlights of their education, and employers identify these labs as the number one tool to prepare students for jobs.


Students will complete a Natural Resource internship that provides valuable career experience in their chosen field.  These internships interaction with natural resources professionals and provide excellent contact to future employers.  In order to be prepared for these internships, students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average both within their field and overall.

Degree Options

Students who are prepared can complete their field of study in two years by following the course path outlined in any one of the four degree emphasis areas. To complete a degree, a student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average both within their field and overall courses. Students requiring additional assistance can follow alternate program paths designed to improve success.  Contact counseling staff for details.