The Aquatic Sciences Major prepares students for professional careers in fisheries research and management, information and education, and interdisciplinary investigations of environmental problems with emphasis on fresh water systems.
As a Forester, you are charged with protecting and enhancing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits produced by forests.
The Wildlife Major prepares students for professional careers in wildlife research, management, and education.
Minors offered:Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | Forest Ecosystems | Furniture Design | Urban Forestry | Wildlife | Wood Products
At our Summer Practicum students in all three majors gain first-hand knowledge through hands-on experiences no classroom lecture can match.
Marine Biology Practicum presents students with expanded opportunities to use field techniques to sample and report on marine habitats and organisms.
The Desert Wildlife Biology Practicum offers students the opportunity to learn about wildlife and wildlife management techniques in a desert representative of the western U.S.
The Nature of Wild Things
The Nature of Wild Things
Enhance your understanding of the natural environment, examine controversial topics in natural resources, and gain an appreciation for disciplines and professions in Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, and Wildlife.The Nature of Wild Things
Natural History in La Fortuna & Curú National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica
This course offers students the opportunity to explore biodiversity hand conduct field studies in tropical rainforest, Pacific dry forest, Pacific rock reef, and Pacific mangrove swamp ecosystems of Costa Rica. Advisor: Dr. Reuben Goforth, Facebook: Costa Rica Natural History Study Abroad
Conservation Biology & Biodiversity Restoration in Columbia
Students will have hands/eyes-on exposure to Colombian tropical ecology and ongoing projects for the conservation/restoration of the extraordinary biodiversity distributed across habitats ranging from the Andean forest to marine and marshland sites on the Caribbean Coast. Advisor: Dr. Reuben Goforth, Facebook: Conservation & Biodiversity of Colombia Study Abroad
International Natural Resource Issue in Canada's Pacific Northwest
This is a joint course for students from North Carolina State University, Swedish University for Life Sciences (SLU), and Purdue. Topics that will be studied are forestry, fishing, and wildlife challenges and opportunities. Students will gain a holistic and thematic view on sustainable use and management of natural resources for different geographic, ecological and social conditions. Advisors: Dr. John Dunning,
Dr. Tomas Höök and Dr. Doug Jacobs
Environment & Culture Exploring in the Galapagos Islands & Ecudaor
This course will introduce the unique environments and the culture of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador while integrating ecological topics including biodiversity, adaptation and evolution, biogeography, endemicism, and conservation biology. Students will learn about the history of the islands, explore diverse ecosystems, and will see wildlife species including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, whales, Galapagos penguins, sea turtles. Advisor: Dr. Liz Flaherty.
International Natural Resources in Sweden, Czech Republic & Poland
This is a joint course for students from North Carolina State University, Swedish University for Life Sciences (SLU), and Purdue. Topics that will be studied are forestry, fishing, and wildlife challenges and opportunities. Students will gain a holistic and thematic view on sustainable use and management of natural resources for different geographic, ecological and social conditions. Advisors: Dr. Patrick Zollner, Dr. Tomas Höök and Dr. Doug Jacobs
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Where can a Purdue FNR degree take me?
Our world-class expertise in forestry, wildlife, fisheries & aquatic sciences, natural resources social science, and interdisciplinary ecology is helping solve some of the most important natural resource problems around the globe.Career Opportunities