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Natural Resources, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (QS) Storrs, CT, United States
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Undergraduate Program provides students with a rigorous education in natural resources management and technology with a strong background in basic sciences and liberal arts.
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Our program offers four concentrations, which are like minors but are within the major field of study rather than in a different major field of study. These concentrations allow NRE students to deepen their educational experience in an area of their interest. NRE students must declare a concentration and adhere to its requirements. Upon graduation, the concentration appears on the transcript as an official recognition of a specialization in that area.

  • Environmental Sustainability and Conservation
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
  • Sustainable Forest Resources
  • Water Resources and Climate

Students in other departments can minor in Wildlife Conservation by completing the required courses.


Opportunities exist for a variety of careers and lifelong learning experiences. Many entry level positions are open in the public and private sectors such as the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State Environmental Protection or Natural Resources Agencies, Forest Industries, Land Planners and Developers, Natural Resources Consulting Services, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Introduction to Geomatics
  • Natural Resources Measurements
  • Introduction to Water Resources
  • Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Dendrology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Global Sustainable Natural Resources
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Wetlands Biology and Conservation
  • Air Pollution
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Meteorology
  • Climatology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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