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Undergraduate Education

Natural Resources Management (NRM) is an interdisciplinary major offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The curriculum is divided into 88 “Core” units required of all students, and 40 “Emphasis” units selected by the individual student from six areas of interest.

Students will study such topics as:

land reclamation
cultural ecology
sustainable agriculture
fisheries & wildlife
soil biology 


water management & quality
waste management 
energy resources
air pollution
resource planning
environmental economics
public policy   

NRM Core

This group of courses provides each student a broad foundation in the social, biological and physical/earth sciences. The NRM Core also satisfies NDSU General Education requirements, the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources writing/speaking requirement, the capstone experience, and includes 15 elective units referred to as “Core Electives.”   These "Core Electives" consist of the following:

public policy choices
resource economics
applied agricultural law
U.S. environmental history
natural resources and agroecosystems
environmental ethics
general ecology


plant forms and diversity
soil science
natural resource management systems
physical geology
geographic information systems
cultural ecology

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The College of Agriculture, Food Systems, & Natural Resources; College of Engineering & Architecture; and College of Science & Mathematics award scholarships each year. Contact the Office of the Dean within the appropriate college for information and application forms. Student loan, grant and work–study information is available from the NDSU Office of Student Financial Services.  College of Agriculture Scholarships.

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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For more information on Natural Resources Management
at North Dakota State University, contact:
Shawn DeKeyser, Ph.D.
Program Leader - Natural Resources Management Interdiscliplinary Program
307A Morrill Hall
Shawn DeKeyser

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2016 9:53:30 AM
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