This program is particularly strong in its chemistry and biology requirements, and many students minor in one of these. Students are also required to take courses in environmental economics, policy and ethics.
This major prepares students interested in careers pertaining to food production, agricultural sciences and related natural resource management including soils, land, water and agroecological resources in government agencies, agricultural research organizations or private industries. Majors benefit from the resources of the Agroecology Program which integrates science-based education, research and outreach.
Natural Resources Sciences
This major is ideal for students interested in careers related to natural resources conservation, ecosystem restoration, environmental pollution management, and nonrenewable and renewable energy resources. Students take lower-division courses in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, then delve into upper-level studies in environmental sciences, ecology, environmental economics, policy, earth and energy resources, water resources and biological resources.
College to Career
- Organic farm management
- Soil science
- Environmental studies