required cognate - you must take this class suggested cognate - we strongly recommend that you take this class
required core - you must take this class suggested core - we strongly recommend that you take this class
General education classes, cognates, and NRM elective classes should be taken to complete your schedule. You may want to consider taking the Earth and the Environment Theme; be advised that BIO 105 will NOT count as a cognate class. Consult with your advisor about the other choices in that category.
Optional Core Courses:
NRM 140 The Climatic Factor
NRM 380 Special Topics (also NRM 180, 280, 480)
NRM 240 Principles of Climatology
NRM 330 Environmental Pollution
NRM 399 Readings in Resource Management
NRM 420 Wildland Recreation Mgmt.
NRM 451 Natural Resource Policy
NRM 452 Watershed and Wetland Management
NRM 462 Forest Ecosystem Management
NRM 481 Soilscapes and Soil Classification
NRM 484 Land Reclamation
NRM 490 Internship in Resource Management
NRM 499 Research in Resource Management
BIO 408 Wildlife Management (check with your advisor) Core (NRM) Classes:
You must take and pass a minimum of 40 credits of NRM core classes with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
BIO 460 counts as a core (NRM) class.
BIO 408 may be counted as a core (NRM) class with the approval of your advisor.
You should consult with your advisor for guidance as to which classes to take.
You must take and pass a minimum of 40 credits of classes in cognate areas (they may NOT have an NRM prefix).
MTH 122 College Algebra STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics
BIO 120 General Biology I BIO 121 General Biology II
BIO 215 General Ecology GEO 111 Physical Geology
CHM 109 Introductory Chemistry, or CHM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
Select the remaining 13 hours from the following categories
BIO 222 and above MTH 123 and above
CHM 116 and above GPY 307 (suggested cognate) or 407
CIS 150 and above STA 216 and above
GEO 112 and above
You should consult with your advisor for guidance as to which classes to take. This is particularly important if you plan to attend graduate school.
Supplemental Writing Skills (SWS):
WRT 150 should be taken before your first SWS class.
Two SWS (supplemental writing skills) classes must be completed. Only one can have a NRM prefix. NRM 495, a required class, is also an SWS class. Please check the schedule carefully to ensure that these classes are being taught as SWS classes (occasionally they do not have an SWS designation).
There are 27 credits of cognates required in the curriculum:
Most of the classes should be taken in the order suggested on the other side because they are prerequisites to NRM classes.
Most of the NRM classes are offered only once each year.
NRM classes are generally not offered during the summer. You are encouraged to obtain a natural resources management job, an internship (NRM 490), conduct a research project (NRM 499), or take general education and elective classes during the summer.
NRM 180, 280, 380 and 480 are designations for a special topics class. You may take multiple classes with an NRM X80 designation because each class will cover a different topic.
No more than 3 credits of NRM 499 (research) will be counted toward your major.
No more than 5 credits of NRM 490 (internship) and NRM 499 (research) total can be applied to the major.
BIO 417 and BIO 418 are field trip classes. You MAY be able to count these classes as core classes (NRM credit) but you MUST check with your advisor BEFORE you take the class. No more than 6 credits can be applied to the major.