Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations)

Understand the interactions of living organisms and their relationships to soils, water, and air. Natural Resources and Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary science-based program with concentration areas in Air Quality, Environmental Policy Analysis and Economics, Land Resources, Water Quality, or a student-derived focus area.  NRES graduates work for businesses, industries, non-profits, and governmental agencies.  Others continue their education in environmental law, teaching, or working in research.

Concentrations include:

  • Air Quality
  • Emerging Environmental Challenges
  • Environmental Policy and Analysis
  • Land Resources
  • Student Initiated
  • Water Quality
Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations) Website

Plan of Study

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Air Quality Concentration, BS

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Emerging Environmental Challenges Concentration, BS

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Environmental Policy and Analysis Concentration, BS

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Land Resources Concentration, BS

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Water Quality Concentration, BS


Related Career Interests

Careers in Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations)

  • Environmental consultant
  • Wetland scientist
  • Field chemist
  • Species conservation specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Surveyor
  • Ecological risk assessor
  • Health and safety manager
  • Environmental attorney
  • Industrial engineer
  • Environmental hygienist
  • Pollution control director
  • Soil conservationist

Transfer to Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations)

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
(765) 494-4786
nres@purdue.edu

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