Feb 22, 2018
About the Program
Understand the interactions of living organisms and their relationships to soils, water, and air. Natural Resources and Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary science-based program with concentration areas in Air Quality, Environmental Policy Analysis and Economics, Land Resources, Water Quality, or a student-derived focus area. NRES graduates work for businesses, industries, non-profits, and governmental agencies. Others continue their education in environmental law, teaching, or working in research.
- Air Quality
- Emerging Environmental Challenges
- Environmental Policy and Analysis
- Land Resources
- Water Quality
Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations) Website
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Environmental Policy & Analysis include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (108 credits)
Required Major Courses (10 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (98 credits)
Electives (12 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 12.00
University Core Requirements
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- 9 credits International Understanding
- 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
- 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture
Fall 3rd Year
- Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
- Ecology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Land Resources - Credit Hours: 6.00
Spring 4th Year
- AGRY 33700 - Environmental Hydrology
- Land Resources Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.