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.

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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.

Make the outdoors of Alaska your classroom

  • Alaska faces unique challenges related to climate change, agriculture and the environment. Few other places on Earth are better suited for the study of natural resource management, or offer so many opportunities in the field.

Get hands-on training for careers in natural resource management

  • Get experience through real-world internships that put you with the people who manage our natural resources.

Work one-on-one with experienced researchers

  • Learn about sustainability, solving environmental problems, Alaska crops and livestock, outdoor recreation and high-tech mapping.

Access unique programs and research facilities

  • Opportunities at UAF include the Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, Forest Soils Laboratory, Georgeson Botanical Garden, Reindeer Research Program and more.


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.




Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources and Environment

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