Undergraduate programs

Bachelor of Science degrees

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Ecohydrology

This major combines the biological and ecological sciences with hydrology (the study of water quality, quantity and distribution). Water is one of our most important global resources, and as climate change continues, increased water scarcity and shifting precipitation patterns will create more demand for water resource professionals.

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Environmental science

This major prepares students to solve a wide variety of environmental problems using a sound scientific approach. Students develop a strong background in the basic sciences (e.g. chemistry, biology, geology). This highly interdisciplinary major encourages students to focus in areas such as environmental pollution, policy, ecological restoration & conservation, and soil science and biogeochemistry.

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Forest management & ecology

This major prepares students for careers in forest ecology, management and conservation, including with federal and state agencies, private industrial timber companies, environmental consulting firms and academia. Students are trained in complex, interacting ecological, biological and physical processes to support forest ecosystem management and conservation. Coursework emphasizes experiential, field-based learning to help students connect abstract concepts with patterns and processes that occur in natural ecosystems.

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Wildlife ecology & conservation

In this program, students have the opportunity to study with nationally renowned faculty and gain hands-on field work and research experience. The program includes the analysis, management, conservation, rangeland & forest ecosystems and their associated wildlife populations. The major emphasizes the ecology, behavior, conservation and management of wildlife populations and communities in terrestrial ecosystems.

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NevadaTeach: Environmental science

This major prepares students to solve a wide variety of environmental problems using a sound scientific approach. Students develop a strong background in the basic sciences (e.g. chemistry, biology, geology). This highly interdisciplinary major encourages students to focus in areas such as environmental pollution, policy, ecological restoration & conservation, and soil science and biogeochemistry.

Advising

Getting your questions answered in a timely manner is important to us. As a student in the Department of Natural Resources & Enviornmental Science, you have many resources available to you. Please use these guidelines to determine who best to contact.

CABNR Student Center Advising

The CABNR Student Center will provide academic advising for all freshman and sophomore students in the department.

To schedule an appointment with the CABNR Student Center call 775-784-1634 or email student_center@cabnr.unr.edu. Please include your first and last name, NetID and days and times that you can meet.

The professional advisors at the CABNR Student Center have the experience and knowledge to answer questions such as the following:

  • What classes are required for a specific major and/or minor?
  • Can I get some help using the tools in MyNevada (e.g., academic planner)?
  • What classes should I take next semester?
  • Can you release an advising hold for me in MyNevada?
  • I have several transfer credits. How are they being counted toward my degree?
  • I need to drop a class. How will this impact my graduation timeline?
  • Can you help me file an appeal for the excess credit fee charges?
  • I don’t have a prerequisite for a required course. What are my options?
  • I have a time conflict with a required course. What are my options?
  • Am I on track to graduate?

Junior & senior class & career advice

Please see the academic faculty listed below if you have questions such as...

  • What upper division classes (300's & 400's) should I take?
  • What can I do with my degree?
  • What are employers looking for in graduates with my degree?
  • What is the employment outlook for graduates with my degree?
  • How can I enhance the likelihood of being successful in obtaining an internship related to my major?
  • Should I consider post-graduate education? How will my degree prepare me for graduate school?

Student clubs & societies

Society of American Foresters UNR Student Chapter
forestry club
Nevada Loggers
logging sports
Society of Rangeland Management UNR Student Chapter
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Wildlife Society UNR Student Chapter
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