BS Environmental and Natural Resources

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources provides students with hands-on educational experiences as they relate to agriculture and natural resource conservation. Students will have the opportunity to take courses in fisheries and wildlife management, natural resource management, wetlands conservation, avian ecology, field techniques, and aquaculture. Students learn the value and importance of natural resource management as it pertains to wildlife and multi-species habitat management within the agricultural and environmental communities. The application of conservation principles in the fields of agriculture and forestry, natural resources, soils and soils management, wildlife and fisheries, and environmental science are a significant part of this degree program.

Key Program Features

Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply technical knowledge in the areas of natural resource management including fisheries and wildlife, wetlands conservation, and aquaculture

Demonstrate content knowledge in environmental and natural resources and the application of that knowledge in the field and laboratory settings

Demonstrate an ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on the understanding of the environment, natural resources, and human interactions therein

Program Details

Students gain hands-on learning experiences to develop marketable skills. There are also opportunities to pursue industry certifications related to environmental and natural resources including the Prescribed Burn Certification and Forestry Pesticide Applicators License.   Students may also participate in the UMO Chapter of the Wildlife Society, a nationally known organization focuses on sustaining wildlife populations and habitats.

Students will develop skills in:

  • Natural resource management as they relate to agriculture
  • Wildlife and habitat management as related to agriculture
  • Wetland and watershed conservation, analysis and delineation
  • ARC./GIS mapping
  • Ecology and management of birds including game and non-game
  • Freshwater and saltwater aquaculture
  • Basic field and lab techniques as related to environmental and natural resources
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDA
  • NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service)
  • NC Department of Agriculture
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • USGS (United States Geological Survey)
  • Wetlands management

More Information

Agriculture Core (28 sh):

  • AGB/AGE 115 Issues in Agriculture
  • AGE 116 Animal Science
  • AGE/BIO 116L Intro to Animal Science Lab
  • AGE 150 Wood and Metal Working
  • AGE 211 Crop Science & Lab
  • AGE 215 Field Experiences in Agriculture
  • AGE 240 Horticultural Methods
  • AGE 240L Horticultural Methods Lab
  • AGE/EES 360 Soil Sciences & Lab
  • AGE 381 Special Topics
  • AGB 310 Farm Business Management

Major (35SH):

  • AGB 420 Environmental and Natural Resource Eco
  • AGE 425 Internship in Agriculture
  • ENR 201 Intro to Environment & Natural Resources
  • ENR 201L Intro to Environment & Natural Res/Lab
  • ENR 240 Intro to Fisheries & Wildlife
  • ENR 310 Natural Resources Management
  • ENR 320 Intro to Aquaculture & Lab
  • ENR 370 Field & Lab Techniques & Lab
  • ENR 410 Wetlands Conservation & Lab
  • ENR 420 Avian Ecology & Management & Lab
  • MAT 240 Statistics
  • Wildlife Officer/Conservation Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Biologist
  • Wildlife Refuge Manager
  • Forestry Conservation Technician
  • Plant Protection Technician
  • Biological Science Technician Soils
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • EPA Biologist
  • Plant Protection And Quarantine Officer
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Hydrologist