2018-2019 Catalog

Natural Resources, Associate of Science

Natural resource science investigates the diversity, use, and management, of the environment such as wildlife, rangelands, water, soil, energy, mining, policy, and economics. Particular consideration is given to the relationship between humans and the environment. Natural resources is a broad field of study that feeds into a diversity of disciplines ranging from food and farming, conservation, forestry, and environmental policy.

 

Students in the natural resource pathway have increasing job opportunities regionally, nationally, and worldwide in the private, state, and Federal Government sectors. A natural resources career field may focus on natural resource management as a wildlife biologist or environmental scientist, or focus on human interactions as an economist or policy maker. Most career opportunities require at least a Bachelor’s, while advanced degrees, such as a Master’s or Doctoral degree, increase your opportunities and potential to advance.

 

As our world population continues to grow, our use of and reliance on natural resources has become a prevailing theme in nearly all aspects of our lives. The natural resources pathway will build a solid foundation for your skillset in collecting and analyzing data to make informed decisions on resource use and management. You will learn critical thinking and the importance of data-driven decisions to understand the role humans have with the environment, including impact on Earth’s resources and humans.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

CHEM 1020GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 2022ANIMAL BIOLOGY

4

CHEM 1030GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

MATH 1405TRIGONOMETRY

3

APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

3

SCIENCE COURSE

2-4

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by English Composition II (ENGL 1020), Technical Writing (ENGL 2005), or Writing Studies (ENGL 2019).
  • Science Course can be fulfilled by Principles of Fish & Wildlife Management (BIOL 2450), Entomology (ENTO 1001), Principles of Rangeland Management (REWM 2000), Rangeland Plant Identification (REWM 2500), or Forest Management (RNEW 2100).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    BIOL 2400GENERAL ECOLOGY

    3

    BIOL 2410INTRO TO FIELD ECOLOGY

    2

    BIOL 2023PLANT AND FUNGAL BIOLOGY

    4

    MATH 2200CALCULUS I

    4

    SCIENCE COURSE

    3-4

    Total Credit Hours:16-17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Science Course can be fulfilled by Principles of Fish & Wildlife Management (BIOL 2450), Entomology (ENTO 1001), Principles of Rangeland Management (REWM 2000), Rangeland Plant Identification (REWM 2500), or Forest Management (RNEW 2100).

  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    CHEM 2300INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    4

    STAT 2050FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

    4

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    APPROVED HUMANITIES/APPLIED ARTS

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Social Science can be fulfilled with Introduction to Law Enforcement (CRMJ 1900), Introduction to Natural Resources (G&R 1050), Introduction to American Environmental History (HIST 1410) or Social Problems (SOC 1100).  See advisor for additional options.
  • Approved Humanities/Applied Arts can be filled with Public Speaking (COMM 2010), World History to 1750 (HIST 1320), or World History Since 1750 (HIST 1330).  See advisor for additional options.


  • Total Credit Hours: 64-67