NRM Specialty Areas
Biotic Resources Science - deals with basic scientific principles that govern the interrelationship between biotic (e.g., plants, animals) and abiotic factors (e.g., climate, soils) in major ecosystems and the use of these principles for environmentally sound management of both natural and agro-ecosystems.
Environmental Communication - is designed for environmentally oriented students preparing for careers in communications fields such as journalism, public relations, broadcast media and the internet.
Natural Resources Economics
Natural Resources Economics - prepares students for management, administrative, regulatory, and policy positions that require a broad understanding of natural resources management and allocation.
Physical/Earth Resources Science
Physical/Earth Resources Science - leads to an understanding of the physical and chemical aspects of ecosystems. Topics of study include hydrology, water management and quality, waste management, soil properties, energy resources and land-use management.
Pollution Control - focuses on the principles and practices of managing natural resources for pollution control. Topics include the technical aspects of pollution as they relate to water, air, soils, and the impact of environmental pollution on biotic and abiotic factors.
Social Sciences - concentrates on human factors (social, anthropological, political) in environmental management and environmental disaster management, while recognizing constraints and opportunities presented by physical and biological factors.
Sustainability and Resiliency
Sustainability and Resiliency - a capacity focus on how to deal with environmental change through system, strategic, and anticipatory thinking about sustainability.