Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Graduates of the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences use their academic training to facilitate the wise management of renewable resources. Undergraduate programs lead to bachelor's degrees in geography with options in circumpolar North and Pacific Rim studies, environmental studies, landscape analysis and climate change studies, and geospatial sciences, or in natural resources management with options in humans and the environment, high-latitude agriculture and forest sciences. The forest sciences option is accredited by the Society of American Foresters, which is recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation as the specialized accrediting agency for forestry in the United States.
Graduate students may earn master of science degrees in natural resources management or natural resources management and geography. A doctorate in natural resources and sustainability is also available.
Faculty and students conduct research at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, which includes research centers and experiment farms in Fairbanks and Palmer, the Forest Soils Laboratory in Fairbanks, and field sites around the state. SNRAS developed its courses and programs in close cooperation with many university units, private industry, and local, state and federal agencies. These cooperative arrangements provide students with opportunities for fieldwork and internships in the degree options listed above, as well as in outdoor recreation, water resources management, park and wilderness management, geographic information systems and research planning and administration. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/snras/ or call 907-474-5276.