Concentrations in NRES

NRES will have new concentrations in Fall 2020! Climate and energy solutions, Environmental quality and restoration, Environmental policy and analysis, Sustainability science, Watershed management, Emerging environmental challenges.

One-on-one advising is key to success in NRES. With guidance from your advisor, you will design a plan of study in one of six interdisciplinary concentrations. 


Climate and energy solutions

Evaluation of climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation and alternative energy solutions.

Environmental quality and restoration

Evaluation, remediation, restoration and preservation of air, water and soil resources.

Environmental policy and analysis

Focus on policy, management and economics to address environmental challenges through regulations, compliance and sustainability.


Sustainability science

Approaches to minimize the depletion of natural resources in agriculture, industry and other sectors in order to balance environmental, social and economic considerations.

Watershed management

Engage and educate stakeholders to implement land use and water management practices to protect and improve water quality and natural resources within a watershed in a holistic manner.

Emerging environmental challenges

Flexible option to customize your major to address a new interdisciplinary environmental issue that is not addressed by existing majors on campus.

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1284 USA, (765) 494-4786

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