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Do you want to apply your skills in environmental issues and resource management in a global context? Ball State’s minor in international resource management is an excellent complement to an international-focused major.

Our program prepares you for service abroad, particularly in:

  • Asia, Africa, and Latin America
  • the Peace Corps
  • the U.S. Agency for International Development
  • faith-based or non-governmental international charities and missions

In addition, this minor is useful preparation if your future plans involve work in less-developed nations.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn

As a student, you’ll learn:

  • that efforts to develop natural resources in other countries must be sensitive to the site context
  • about the unique challenges that developing nations face compared to developed nation
  • about the different political and cultural situations for conservation initiatives

Program Requirements

This 21-credit minor includes nine credits of electives and 12 credits from a total of six courses (18 credits) within the department’s syllabus.


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

Total Credits: 21


A few of the classes you will take may include:

  • NREM 101 Environment and Society
  • NREM 307 Environmental Management in Developing Countries
  • NREM 309 Human Dimensions Global Change
  • NREM 357 Internet Community Development
  • NREM 372 Applied Research Methods

Taking additional classes from Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Religious Studies departments, as well as other fields, is encouraged. 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.