The Natural Resources – Ecosystem Assessment degree focuses on learning how to inventory and describe the characteristics of natural ecosystems and evaluate the impacts of various management practices. Learning how to manage and conserve natural resources through a holistic approach prepares students to meet global challenges that face our natural resources now and in the future. As these global challenges increase, we need natural resource managers and analysts who can combine science, economics, policy and an understanding of human behavior.
Students interested in the environment who prefer a broad background (rather than specialization), will find this program gives them the choice to concentrate their study in a variety of areas of interest. Students specifically interested in forest health issues can pursue the NRE degree with specific courses in Forest Health.
Career placement data varies based on the specific focus of interest for Natural Resources Students. Data collected from our 2010-2014 Natural Resources graduates highlighted the following placement information:
- Average job placement time (in a related field) upon graduation: 5 months
- Average first salary (of students in a related field): $33,013
- Percentage of students continuing education or with a job in a related field: 78%