May 09, 2021
About the Program
Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) is an interdisciplinary program that combines classes in the biophysical sciences with classes in environmental policy to develop graduates who are well-equipped to deal with the environmental challenges of the 21st century. Students can choose from one of five concentration areas: air quality, environmental policy and analysis, land resources, water quality, or emerging environmental challenges. NRES graduates work in an exciting variety of environmentally related careers in the public and private sector, including state and federal agencies, consulting firms and non-profits.
Students selecting Emerging Environmental Challenges work with the faculty directors to build a meaningful plan of study in an environmental focus area of their choosing.
Natural Resources and Environmental Science Website
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (10 credits)
Required Major Courses (10 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (95-96 credits)
Electives (14-15 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
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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
- AGEC 40600 - Natural Resource And Environmental Economics
- 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
- 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: 4.00-5.00
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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