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Natural Resources and Environmental Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Preserving natural resources. Improving environmental quality. Making the Earth a safer and healthier place to live for everyone. If those objectives align with your values, then Ball State’s major in natural resources and environmental management (NREM) will help you live them out in your career.
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Whether you’re the outdoorsy type who loves exploring nature or you’re drawn to hard sciences and want to apply your knowledge to solve environmental problems, our NREM major will set you on the right course. Our program will teach you how to engage communities on behalf of environmental preservation and apply theoretical ideas in practical ways to the real world.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to immediately jump into a fulfilling environmentally related career in corporations, federal, state, and local government, and nonprofits. Our program is also excellent preparation for further study in graduate school.

What You Will Learn

Top learning outcomes for the NREM program include how to:

  • use the scientific method
  • use public participation projects to collect water and soil samples as well as social data
  • understand the laws and regulations that govern environmental issues
  • think critically, ask the right questions, and search for alternative ways to solve problems
  • present your ideas both orally (e.g., through public presentations) and in writing (e.g., technical lab reports)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Society
  • General Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Seminar
  • Water Resources
  • Soil Resources
  • Air Resources

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • We will consider both your academic performance and extracurricular activities when we review your application
  • A complete application requires an official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
  • If you choose to send in your test scores, we accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript (SAT and/or ACT scores)
  • Be a first-year undergraduate international applicant to a participating college or university
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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