Human impacts on our environments are creating challenges in how we use our natural resources from water, to wildlife, to our lands. Confident natural resource leaders are needed to address these challenges and implement sustainable solutions. As a natural resources student at the University of Arizona, you’ll learn how to integrate ecological management, wildlife and fisheries, rangelands, conservation, policy, geospatial technologies, economics and planning to develop solutions to manage our natural resources.
A Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources will prepare you to address evolving resource management challenges in the face of global change.
Plan for a Sustainable Future
Apply your enthusiasm, talents and knowledge to solve conservation, management and science challenges. You’ll become part of a welcoming and diverse community of people with a shared passion for all aspects of our natural environment. You’ll have many opportunities to take part in field and laboratory experiences, joining faculty and staff as we seek out new ways to relieve the stress that environmental and human pressures have on our ecosystems. Our mission is to promote sustainable management of natural resources and educate the next generation of resource managers, scientists and policy makers.
A degree in natural resources provides you with a solid foundation in the conservation and management of natural resources including water, animal populations, rangelands, wildlands and human-impacted landscapes. You may specialize in one of six areas depending on your interests.
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