Natural Resources & Environmental Science

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

N6 Agricultural Science Center Contact: Wayne Centers - dsr@uky.edu
The Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) major is an interdisciplinary program that provides the knowledge, skills, and field experiences necessary for a career in environmental science, natural resource management, environmental consulting and other environmental work.

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 - 127

UKY Major Map Natural Resources & Environmental Science {DATE l, F d, Y}

Freshman Year Credit Hours: 30

Fall Semester

14
GEN 100 | GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT
3
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
CHE 105 | CHE 105 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
4
CHE 111 | CHE 111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
1
UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3

Spring Semester

16
MA 123 | MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
4
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
UK Core - Global Dynamics
3
UK Core - Humanities
3
UK Core - Social Sciences
3

Sophomore Year Credit Hours: 32

Fall Semester

15
ECO 201 | ECO 201 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
3
STA 296 | STA 296 - STATISTICAL METHODS AND MOTIVATIONS
3
NRE 201 | NRE 201 - NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
3
BIO 148 | BIO 148 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
3
PHI 336 | PHI 336 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
3

Spring Semester

14
EES 220 | EES 220 - PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
4
BIO 152 | BIO 152 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II
3
NRE 381 | NRE 381 - NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ANALYSIS
3
PLS 366 | PLS 366 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE
4

Summer Semester

3
NRE 320 | NRE 320 - DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES
3

Junior Year Credit Hours: 30 - 35

Fall Semester

16
FOR 325 | FOR 325 - ECONOMIC BOTANY: PLANTS AND HUMAN AFFAIRS
3
FOR 340 | FOR 340 - FOREST ECOLOGY
4
AEC 326 | AEC 326 - PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3
ASD or ESEA course
3
ASD or ESEA course
3

Spring Semester

13 - 16
AEC 445G | AEC 445G - INTRODUCTION TO RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3
NRE 355 | NRE 355 - INTRODUCTORY GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS FOR LAND ANALYSIS
3
ASD or ESEA course
3
ASD or ESEA course
3
Elective
1 - 4

Summer Semester

1 - 3
NRE 395 or NRE 399
1 - 3

Senior Year Credit Hours: 21 - 30

Fall Semester

12 - 15
FOR 460G or EES 385
3
ASD or ESEA course
3
ASD or ESEA course
3
NRE 400 | NRE 400 - PROFESSIONAL NRES COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION
2
Elective
1 - 4

Spring Semester

9 - 15
NRE 471 | NRE 471 - SENIOR PROBLEM IN NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
4
FOR 435 | FOR 435 - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
3
Elective
1 - 4
Elective
1 - 4