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majors_minors: Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Land Resources


Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Land Resources

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

John Graveel

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-8060

Advisor's Email


Land Resources is the most popular concentration in the Natural Resoures and Environmental Science program, reflecting the highly interdisciplinary nature of the science of the environment. Students choosing this concentration will study in depth the ecology, chemistry, and physics of the soil to better prepare them in the areas of soil hydrology, soil fertility, and soil conservation. After earning their degrees, these majors will find employment in the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Serevice, U.S. Geological Survey, Indiana Department of Resource Management, and environmental consulting firms.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 12200 (Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Science Academic Programs)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) NRES 29000 (Introduction to Environmental Science)
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 17
Second Semester
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) NRES 25500 (Soil Science)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Economics selective
Total Credits: 17
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate) or (3) NRES 23000 (Survey of Meteorology)
(1) NRES 20000 (Introduction to Environmental Careers)
(3) NRES 28000 (Hazardous Waste Handling)
(3) POL 22300 (Introduction to Environmental Policy)
(2) Environmental biology or plant ecology selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(6) Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics selectives
(3) Humanities selective
(9) Land resources concentration selectives
Total Credits: 18
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 40600 (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics)
(3) FNR 21000 (Natural Resource Information Management)
(3) FNR 37500 (Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management)
(3) Environmental biology or plant ecology selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics selective
(3) Land resources concentration selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 15
Eighth Semester
(3) AGRY 33700 (Environmental Hydrology)
(4) AGRY 38500 (Environmental Soil Chemistry)
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(5) Electives
Total Credits: 15

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Natural Resources and Environmental Science






Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/5/2013 11:27 AM by Goecker, Allan D