Natural Resources and Environment
Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your degree in natural resources and environment in Alaska’s 360-million-acre classroom. This hands-on bachelor’s degree program explores topics such as natural resource planning, sustainable agriculture and environmental decision making.
Conduct research on the front lines of climate change. Work one-on-one with top researchers in the field. Gain real-world experience through internships that connect you with the people who manage our natural resources.
When you earn your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be prepared for a broad range of natural resources careers and graduate study.
What Are Natural Resources?
Natural resources are the raw materials we get from the Earth and use in almost every aspect of our daily lives — from putting food on the table, to building homes and cars, to creating the energy that powers our world. Natural resources include materials such as lumber, water, metals, oil and food.
Some natural resources are non-renewable, meaning that nature does not quickly remake them. Examples of non-renewable resources include coal, crude oil, natural gas and gold. Other natural resources, such as water and wind energy, are continually replenished in nature.
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Why Study Natural Resources and Environment at UAF?
If you love the natural environment and want to have a career managing and preserving the Earth's renewable resources, think about a major in natural resources and environment. Here are some of the unique opportunities and benefits you’ll find in this bachelor’s program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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What Can You Do With a Natural Resources and Environment Degree?
Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of jobs in environmental areas, working for federal and state agencies, nonprofit organizations and private enterprise. Many natural resources majors also go on to pursue graduate study.
Natural Resources and Environment Degree Requirements
The natural resources management degree integrates studies in natural science, policy, economics and human values to advance the sustainable management of natural resources and agricultural systems. Graduates will be ready to make critical decisions with respect to natural resources and our environment.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs Related to Natural Resources and Environment
- Wildlife Biology and Conservation
- Biological Studies
- Earth Science
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