Renewable Resources

College of Rural and Community Development
Rural and Economic Development Division
Fairbanks Campus 907-474-6528
Bristol Bay Campus 800-478-5109 or 907-842-5109
Chukchi Campus 907-442-3400
Interior-Aleutians Campus 907-474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus 907-543-4500
Northwest Campus 907-443-2201

A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 Credits

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The renewable resources degree program is offered by the College of Rural and Community Development on the Fairbanks campus and through rural campuses. Students interested in the degree should first contact a faculty advisor at the Bristol Bay Campus (toll free number above) to discuss program content, requirements and expectations. This two-year A.A.S. degree program helps students gain employment with state, federal or tribal resource management agencies, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporations or other entities. For those already employed in this field, this program provides an opportunity to improve job skills.

Major -- A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete MATH F103X or MATH F107X, CHEM F103X or CHEM F105X.)
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    1. Complete the following:
      ECON F235--Introduction to Natural Resource Economics--3 credits
      NRM F101--Natural Resources Conservation and Policy--3 credits
      NRM F204--Public Lands Law and Policy--3 credits
      RD F255--Rural Alaska Land Issues--3 credits
      RD F280--Resource Management Research Techniques--3 credits
    2. Complete one course from each of the following groups:
      Group 1
      BIOL F104--Natural History of Alaska--3 credits
      BIOL F104X--Natural History of Alaska--4 credits
      BIOL F115X--Fundamentals of Biology I--4 credits

      Group 2
      GEOG F205--Elements of Physical Geography--3 credits
      GEOG F205X--Elements of Physical Geography--4 credits
      GEOS F100X--Introduction to Earth Science--4 credits
      NRM F380W--Soils and the Environment--3 credits

      Group 3
      NRM F102--Practicum in Natural Resources Management--1 - 2 credits
      WLF F304--Wildlife Internships--1 - 3 credits
    3. Complete the following:
      CIOS F100--Introduction to Personal Computers (1)
           and CIOS F111--Computer Software for Beginners (2)
           or CIOS F150--Computer Business Applications (3)--3 credits
      FISH F101--Introduction to Fisheries (3)
           and WLF F101--Survey of Wildlife Science (1)
           or ABUS F223--Real Estate Law (3)
           and RD F256--Co-Management of Renewable Resources (3)
           or BIOL F271--Principles of Ecology (4)
           and WLF F201--Wildlife Management Principles (3)--4 - 7 credits
    4. Complete 9 - 14 credits from the following courses:
      ANS F310--The Alaska Native Lands Settlement--3 credits
      ANTH F242--Native Cultures of Alaska--3 credits
      BIOL F116X--Fundamentals of Biology II--4 credits
      BIOL F150--Introduction to Marine Biology--3 credits
      BIOL F239--Introduction to Plant Biology--4 credits
      BIOL F271--Principles of Ecology--4 credits
      CE F112--Elementary Surveying--3 credits
      EMS F152--Emergency Trauma Training First Responder--3 credits
      ENGL F314W,O/2--Technical Writing--3 credits
      FISH F101--Introduction to Fisheries--3 credits
      MIN F101--Minerals, Man and the Environment--3 credits
      NRM F251--Silvics and Dendrology--4 credits
      NRM F304O--Perspectives in Natural Resources Management--3 credits
      NRM F340--Natural Resources Measurement and Inventory--3 credits
      RD F265--Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska--3 credits
      RD F492--Rural Development Leadership Seminar--3 credits
      STAT F200X--Elementary Probability and Statistics--3 credits
      WLF F101--Survey of Wildlife Science--1 credit
      WLF F201--Wildlife Management Principles--3 credits
      WLF F303W--Wildlife Management Techniques--3 credits
      Or other advisor approved renewable resource related electives--9 - 14 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--60 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: Prerequisites required for many courses.