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Unlike other majors in the College of Natural Resources, the Environmental Studies major is not a single field of study leading to a specific profession. This degree prepares students to understand broad biological, physical, social, and political aspects of natural resource problems and environmental issues.

Students also work with their advisor to design a 15-credit emphasis for their degree. Some students choose to focus on topics not covered by traditional majors, such as environmental policy or interpretation. Others combine Environmental Studies with another University minor or major (soils, journalism, business, etc.) in order to meet their educational interests and objectives.

Melanie Conrad


Melanie Conrad

NR 122

Melanie brings her experience in academic advising, and her love for students to help them succeed in their education and future careers.

  • Semester-by-semester planning
  • Connecting with clubs
  • Changing your major
  • Academic success resources
Layne Coppock


Dr. Layne Coppock

NR 140
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  • Career planning
  • Graduate school planning
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Selecting degree program electives