BS in Natural Resource Science and Management
- Degree Program Description
- Major Program Requirements
- Semester Plan
- Degree Audit
- Major and Career Exploration
Degree Program Description
The Natural Resource Science and Management degree addresses the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing natural and human-dominated ecosystems, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired societal goals. The degree has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences that are applied to conserving plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, rivers and streams, and urban areas. The degree also develops students' skills in working with diverse groups of people. Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management work as fisheries biologists, foresters, interpreters, naturalists, and wildlife biologists for state and federal agencies, nature centers and museums, and consulting firms.
Major Program Requirements
Students must also complete emphasis area requirements. Students must have 120 credits to graduate. The last 45 credit hours must be completed at the University of Missouri.
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3|
|ATM_SC 1050||Introductory Meteorology||3-4|
|or PHYSCS 1210||College Physics I|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|HIST 1100||Survey of American History to 1865||3|
|or HIST 1200||Survey of American History Since 1865|
|or HIST 1400||American History|
|or POL_SC 1100||American Government|
|AG_EC 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|or AG_EC 1042||Applied Macroeconomics|
|Behavioral/Social Science Elective||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation||3|
|Fine Arts/Humanities Electives||9|
|BIO_SC 1200||General Botany with Laboratory||5|
|STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics||3|
|or STAT 1400||Elementary Statistics for Life Sciences|
|NAT_R 1070||Ecology and Renewable Resource Management||3|
|SOIL 2100||Introduction to Soils||3|
|SOIL 2106||Soil Science Laboratory||2|
|NAT_R 4325||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|or GEOG 3040||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems GIS|
|NAT_R 3110||Natural Resource Biometrics||3|
|P_R_TR 3231||Principles of Interpretive Outdoor Recreation||3|
|F_W 3600||Introduction to Conservation Biology||3|
|FOREST 4320||Forest Ecology||5|
|or BIO_SC 3650||General Ecology|
|NAT_R 4353||Natural Resource Policy/Administration||3|
|F_W 4650||Wildlife Management Planning||4|
|Requirements for thesis, internship or other capstone course|
|Capstone is required. Internship is required in some emphasis areas.|
Refer to the sample semester plans for the emphasis areas.
The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.
MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.
Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.
Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.
For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.
Major and Career Exploration
The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.
- If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in Academic Exploration and Advising Services (AEAS) by calling (573)884-9700.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center. No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.