Natural Resources Management
Natural resources management involves making and implementing decisions to develop, maintain or protect ecosystems to meet human needs and values.
- B.S. Natural Resources Management
- M.S. Natural Resources Management
- Master of Natural Resources Management and Geography
Geography is a broad holistic study of the interactions among various natural/environmental, political, cultural and economic systems, and how those interactions create the world we see.
Natural Resources and Sustainability
Natural resources and sustainability prepares future leaders as academic researchers, agency professionals and analysts of non-governmental organizations and communities for careers at the frontiers of science in the management of natural resources and environment.
Peace Corps Programs
UAF and the U.S. Peace Corps participate in a cooperative master's degree program. This program provides an opportunity to integrate graduate study in rural development or natural resources management with international development practice through Peace Corps field experience.
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.
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.