Natural Resources Management Major

Auburn University

Date Posted: Feb. 3, 2020
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Natural Resources Management (NRM) major prepares the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, ability, and excellence to conserve and manage our natural systems for a sustainable future. The degree is an interdisciplinary combination of social and ecosystem sciences, structured to generate critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to address the many diverse challenges of complex natural resource and environmental issues.

Throughout the world, the quality of life of individuals and communities is directly associated with the use and management of land, water, soil, plants, and wildlife. Natural resource managers seek to thoughtfully balance the diverse and interconnected needs of society with the sustainable use of natural resources to guide the ways in which humans interact with their surrounding environments.

The Auburn University Natural Resources Management degree is flexible, providing students the opportunity to tailor their academic experience with a minor so that they may discover and pursue their career interests while acquiring a diverse skill set. Depending on a student’s career goals, they will choose either a natural resources minor, including nature-based recreation, watershed sciences, natural resources ecology, or urban environmental sciences; or another minor offered on campus, such as business, communications, fisheries, geography, sociology, foreign language, or sustainability.

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