Monday, March 17, 2014

SNRE changes degree offering

The Natural Resources Management degree which is offered through the School of  Natural Resources and Extension will be revised and streamlined beginning fall 2014. The revised degree is designed to teach students environmental decision-making with an emphasis on concepts aimed at sustainable resource management in Alaska and elsewhere so they can become leaders in environmental stewardship and responsibly develop natural resources.

“We work to promote an understanding of the natural environment and its resources through scientific research, education and programs to restore and preserve the integrity of natural areas,” said SNRE Interim Dean Stephen Sparrow. “Our students get their boots dirty; in addition to classroom work, there are ample opportunities to study in the field.”
SNRE students are attracted to outdoor study and work.

Previous to this change, the NRM degree offered concentrations in High Latitude Agriculture, Forest Sciences and Humans and the Environment. The revised degree will provide for a pre-veterinary medicine track to prepare students to apply for acceptance to a veterinary medicine school. The faculty plan to develop minors to complement the major.

The school prepares students to become leaders as resource managers, academic researchers and professionals in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry  and communities.
If interested in learning more about the NRM degree, contact Martha Westphal, 907-474-5276 or

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