Our program offers four concentrations, which are like minors but are within the major field of study rather than in a different major field of study. These concentrations allow NRE students to deepen their educational experience in an area of their interest. NRE students must declare a concentration and adhere to its requirements, which are discussed in the Academics section. Upon graduation, the concentration appears on the transcript as an official recognition of a specialization in that area.
We offer many resources to help students in their NRE academic career. You will find major requirements, concentration requirements, and information on study abroad programs on the academics page.
There are many career opportunities for graduates who obtain a degree with the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. We keep in touch with our graduates and our career counselor for the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) can help prepare you for life beyond UConn.
Internship opportunities help jumpstart your career and are another life transformative experience for NRE students.
Learn more about all the scholarships offered through UConn and environmental programs, and find the one that's right for you. We are committed to making NRE accessible to all students and can help you identify scholarship opportunities.
Within the department, students have the opportunity to study abroad or join several student clubs and organizations where they can become more active.
NRE 4135 – Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology – Gary Robbins
NRE 3345 Wildlife Management Techniques – Tracy Rittenhouse