Are you ready to make the earth a better place?

Join an elite group of students learning how to create positive environmental change in the world. With one-on-one advising, you’ll design an interdisciplinary plan of study that’s a perfect fit for your interests and career goals.

Opportunities in NRES

NRES is unique, exciting and interdisciplinary. With guidance from the NRES academic advisor and faculty, you will be able to customize your own degree program to fit your interests and career goals. NRES students learn about the latest research and ideas, earn prestigious awards and recognition, and pursue careers in a diversity of settings.

  • Gain marketable skills through coursework, research and internships
  • Emphasis on critical, real-world tools like GIS
  • Hands-on fieldwork
  • Student collaborative space
  • Close-knit program with faculty who are involved in your success and committed to mentoring you
  • 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operator/Emergency Response Technician certification training
  • Friendly and welcoming student community
  • Student-led Environmental Science Club
  • First-Year Environmental Sciences Learning Community
  • Optional speakers, tours and field trips
  • Study abroad
  • Research and internships
  • NRES also offers 2 Minors:


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The interdisciplinary approach in NRES is extraordinarily important because you think more broadly. An applied mindset is how it all happens. It requires all different kinds of people and perspectives to effect change. If you get to fly a little higher and see the whole thing, that’s something special.

- Allison Turner, NRES Graduate


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