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
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (10 credits)
Required Major Courses (10 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (96-97 credits)
Electives (13-14 credits)
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
University Core Requirements
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Spring 4th Year
- Environmental Policy and Analysis Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
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
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