Nov 28, 2022
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
- Environmental Policy and Analysis
- Land Resources
- Student Initiated
- Water Quality
Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations) Website
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Natural Resources and Environmental Science-Emerging Environmental Challenges is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (106 credits)
Required Major Courses (7 credits)
Electives (14 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 14.00
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
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
- Emerging Environmental Challenges Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
- Ecology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Fall 4th Year
- Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Emerging Environmental Challenges Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 4th Year
- Emerging Environmental Challenges Selective - Credit Hours: 5.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 6.00
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.
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.
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