Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences: Human Dimensions of the Environment, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Human Dimensions of the Environment Concentration

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Human Dimensions of the Environment emphasizes the social scientific interpretations of human-environment interactions at multiple levels, as well as applied policy and management implications. This concentration requires advanced coursework in behavior change science, natural resource economics, environmental and conservation psychology, communications, social impact assessment, environmental policy, and environmental law. Students who have completed degrees in this concentration have gone on to careers in natural resource management, environmental policy, law, advocacy, and education.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Human Dimensions of the Environment Concentration

Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent) (see College Composition I requirement)
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition
Select from campus approved list3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.9
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following:4-5
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Statistical Methods
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Intro to Social Statistics
Natural Sciences and Technology
CHEM 102
CHEM 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 104
CHEM 105
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
IB 103Introduction to Plant Biology4
Select one of the following:4-5
Animal Biology
Organismal & Evolutionary Biol
and Organismal & Evol Biol Lab
Select one of the following:3-5
Earth's Physical Systems
Physical Geology
College Physics: Mech & Heat
University Physics: Mechanics
Introductory Microbiology
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ACE 100Introduction to Applied Microeconomics3-4
or ECON 102 Microeconomic Principles
Select one additional course from campus approved list.3-4
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Required (Core)
NRES 102Introduction to NRES3
NRES 201Introductory Soils4
NRES 219Applied Ecology3
NRES 287Environment and Society3
NRES 325Natural Resource Policy Mgmt3
NRES 348Fish and Wildlife Ecology3
NRES 421Quantitative Methods in NRES3
NRES 454GIS in Natural Resource Mgmt4
NRES 456Integrative Ecosystem Management3
NRES 285Field Experience1,2
One additional Field Experience course1-2
Field Experience (repeatable)
Professional Internship
Resident Internship
Undergrad Research or Thesis
UG Honors Research or Thesis
ACES Required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Required Concentration
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for each concentration listed below.19-29
Total Hours126
Concentration Core Requirements
NRES 340Environ Social Sci Res Meth3
NRES 472Environmental Psychology4
ACE 310Natural Resource Economics3
Concentration Elective Requirements
Two Social Science Courses6-8
Politics of International Conservation and Development
US Environ, Justic & Policy
Valuing Nature
Comm in Env Social Movements
Environmental Economics
Environmental Law
Climate & Social Vulnerability
Environmental Sustainability
Watching the Environment
Environmental Sociology
One Conservation/Development/Ecology Course3-4
Ecology of Invasive Species
Ecohydrology and Water Management
Wetland Ecology & Management
Politics of International Conservation and Development
Stream Ecosystem Management
Wildlife Population Ecology
Fishery Ecol and Conservation
Native Plant ID and Floristics
Restoration Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation
Soil and Water Conservation
Urban Ecology
Total Concentration-Required Hours19-22