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What is the natural resources environmental science option?

The natural resources option in environmental science focuses on living and non-living components of the environment and how they interact with one another.

Why study the natural resources environmental science option?

With an option in natural resources within environmental science, you will spend your career out in the field and be prepared for roles in conservation, oil and gas, consultation and much more.

Career paths

Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:


Jobs within the environmental science field are projected to grow about 20 percent through 2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Hands-on learning

Many courses in the environmental science program are hands-on and designed to immerse you in the field, providing you with the opportunity to address environmental problems from the standpoint of ethics, risk, and scientific and social feasibility.


A multi-faceted approach

The environmental science undergraduate major is a multidisciplinary major directly supported by faculty from several departments within the Ferguson College of Agriculture: agricultural economics, biosystems and agricultural engineering, entomology and plant pathology, horticulture and landscape architecture, natural resource ecology and management, and plant and soil sciences. The combined approach, and experience of the faculty members, will give you a unique and multi-faceted academic career.


Undergraduate research

As an environmental science student, you will benefit from working with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research involving environmental problems. The Ferguson College of Agriculture has long been committed to fostering research opportunities and partnerships that lead to scholastic achievement, societal improvements, technological innovation and economic revitalization.

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