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Are you interested in learning how to manage and use resources more effectively? Whether your major is in a science or non-science related field, our minor in natural resources will enhance your career opportunities. This minor is particularly useful if you plan to pursue a career in natural resource management areas like soil, water, land, recreation, or energy.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn

As a student, you’ll learn:

  • how human decision making affects the conservation of natural resources
  • how people manage natural and managed systems for supplying human needs, such as clean drinking water, food production, land management, or other uses of the outdoors

Program Requirements


If you want to learn more about this minor, email us.

This 21-credit minor includes 12 credits of electives, our introductory environment and society course (NREM 101), and six credits selected from water, soil, and minerals and energy resources courses.

Total Credits: 21


A few of the classes you will take include:

  • NREM 101 Environment and Society
  • NREM 211 Water Resources
  • NREM 221 Soil Resources
  • NREM 331 Energy and Mineral Resources

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

To enroll, please visit the office of Upper Advising in the Arts and Communication Building (AC), room 224.

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