Water running through a dam

Creating Sustainable Spaces.

The Natural Resource Management Pathway provides a foundation for evaluating the ecological, physical, and social dimensions of the natural environment.

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Pathway Information

Graduates can pursue careers as natural resources managers, conservation scientists, environmental consultants/scientists, watershed/wetland scientists, soil & water conservationist, park rangers, land reclamation inspectors, and many other related fields or pursue graduate studies.

The pathway can be effectively combined with Minors in fields such as Biology, Geography, Geology,
Political Science, and Certificates such as Stream Restoration and Atmospheric Science.


Every IDS major, no matter their pathway, has to take:

Foundation Courses

Required Foundation Courses (30 credits): Can complete these in the Core Curriculum.

Upper-Level Courses

Required Upper Level Area Courses (7-8 credits):

Methods & Communication, at least 1 course from the following: 

Upper-Level Area Courses.

Students will choose 2 of the 3 content disciplines as their main subjects: 1) Wildlife & Fisheries Ecology, 2) Air, Water, & Land, and 3) Human Dimensions. Within each of these two disciplines, they must take: 1) a minimum of 9 credit hours across 3 courses, and 2) at least 1 course must have a natural resources management focus (bolded below). From the remaining discipline, they must take at least one course. Special topics courses may qualify if approved by the advisory committee.

Total minimum credit hours: 21.

Wildlife & Fisheries Ecology

Air, Water, & Land

Human Dimensions


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Dr. Andy Walter
Director, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
(678) 839-4070