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About the NRM Program

Natural Resource Management is an interdisciplinary program at NDSU bringing together a number of departments in the common goal of providing course work experience in the general areas of environmental problem solving.

The Natural Resources Management Interdisciplinary Program (NRM) at North Dakota State University prepares students for careers that require an understanding of the social, biological and physical aspects of managing natural resources including air, water, soils, forests, land and wildlife. Because it emphasizes problem solving, the program prepares students to deal with problems and issues that reach beyond a single discipline or subject area.

Native Prairie Reconstruction

NRM is a management-oriented program that integrates the social, physical and biological aspects of natural resources into one program of study. The program draws upon the courses and resources of four NDSU colleges: College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; College of Science and Mathematics; College of Engineering and Architecture; and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. An undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, a graduate program leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree and a doctoral degree program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree are available.

Outdoor Classroom

Through the NRM Program, students acquire a broad background in natural resources, as well as in-depth study in one or two specific areas. The program exposes students to many disciplines: exactly the interdisciplinary approach society must take if it is to find solutions to complex environmental problems. 

Students attracted to NRM have career interests and goals oriented toward: the environment and natural resources, the natural and physical sciences, management and problem-solving skills. The NRM program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to learning, engaging their abilities and skills in preparation for a career that can make a difference. 


Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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For more information on Natural Resources Management
at North Dakota State University, contact:
Shawn DeKeyser, Ph.D.
Program Leader - Natural Resources Management Interdiscliplinary Program
307A Morrill Hall
701.231.8180
Shawn DeKeyser

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:33:13 PM