Skip to Search
Skip to Navigation
Skip to Content

Major Course Requirements Before Catalog Year 2016-2017

The Natural Resources major encompasses interdisciplinary sciences that prepare students to manage and conserve the environment. Practical hands-on training, frequent field trips and exciting outdoor summer employment and internships are hallmarks of the program. Students complete a core of common integrative natural resource and science courses, and then develop strengths by choosing one or more of the concentrations.


Beyond the core courses, students can enroll in a range of courses that provide technical and management skill. More advanced students are encouraged to enroll in independent study during which they work individually with faculty members on specialized research or management projects. Students also have the opportunity to gain academic credit through internships with governmental agencies and other natural resource organization.

Competency Requirements: Students successfully completing the courses listed below will have met their General Education information literacy exit requirements for this major. Students are expected to have gained additional computer technology competency in the fields of geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) data collection and processing. Students will gain these competencies by passing NRE 2000. Students passing NRE 4000W will satisfy the writing competency requirement within the major.

All Natural Resources majors must pass the following core requirements:

A minor in Wildlife Conservation is described in the “Minors” section.

A plan of study lists graduation requirements and helps students track their progress toward earning a degree.

Concentrations Requirements Before Catalog Year 2016-2017

Students in Natural Resources concentrate in one or more of six concentrations in addition to the core requirements. Below are the concentrations and their requirements. 






  • International Studies in Sustainable Natural Resources



Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840