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The interdisciplinary nature of our program combines the physical and social sciences. Our faculty are dedicated and passionate about their work and all offer interrelated backgrounds in various science disciplines for the further development of our students and our department.

Students within the department receive real-world experiences through hands-on projects related to soil and water conservation, land stewardship, site remediation, hazardous materials training, agricultural education, and other related applications.

We offer a variety of courses, which aid in the development of our students. Some of those courses relate to careers in areas such as:

  • air quality
  • water resources
  • soil conservation
  • sustainable agriculture
  • private lands management
  • outdoor recreation and environmental education
  • hazardous materials and waste management

Our curriculum aims to promote our student interest in the conservation of natural resources and environmental quality.

Some of our students enjoy the outdoor environment while others are drawn to the science and how we can apply knowledge to solving environmental problems.

Mission Statement

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management is focused on creating a firm foundation of scientific knowledge in air, water, soils and land management to prepare students for understanding) the naturally growing world, in regards to the human management of our Earth’s natural resources. We are interested in providing an understanding of the physical, biological, and social aspects of natural and managed ecosystems.

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