Undergraduate Major Programs

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Natural Resources

Fisheries Conservation and Management Emphasis

Prepare for a career as a fishery biologists who develops strategies to maintain biodiversity and habitat, helps rare and endangered species to recover, manages populations of harvested animals, enforces laws, monitors plant and animal populations, manages refuges and hatcheries, designs and implements research projects, eliminates invasive species, develops computer models, and educates the public.

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Natural Resources

Global Change Ecology and Management Emphasis

Gain understanding of biological and physical sciences, conservation law, socioeconomics, and new technologies for geospatial mapping and remote sensing while cultivating leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, management, and critical thinking skills to prepare for a career as a natural resource scientist, manager, and leader ready to address evolving management changes in the face of global change.

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Natural Resources

Watershed Hydrology and Management Emphasis

Prepare for a career as a hydrologist or careers in organizations and businesses concerned with integrated land management, the environment or water resources with specialized coursework in ecology, ecosystem science, social science, communication, policy analysis, and the management of surface water resources.

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Natural Resources

Wildlife Conservation and Management Emphasis

Prepare for a career as a wildlife or fishery biologist, develop strategies to maintain biodiversity and habitat, help rare and endangered species recover, manage populations of harvested animals, monitor populations of plants and animals, manage refuges, implement research projects, eliminate invasive species, and educate the public.

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Physics

Study topics including computational physics, electricity and magnetism, quantum theory, and scientific computing. Calculus and other advanced math courses develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for your future career. Graduate ready to pursue an advanced degree or enter the job market in lab or research settings in both public and private sectors.

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Plant Sciences

Prepare to make a difference on a global scale as a scientist or leader who understands the importance of plants in sustaining environmental and human health. You'll gain knowledge and skills in biotechnology, genomics, molecular biology, plant propagation and breeding, medicinal chemistry, and other modern approaches to 21st century agriculture.

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Plant Sciences

Plant Health Sciences Emphasis

Study impacts to plant health from the molecular and microscopic to the macroscopic, and prepare for a career applying plant, microbial, and insect sciences to predict plant disease; protect plant, environment, and human health; and optimize growth or yields. Work with your academic advisor and faculty mentor to customize your coursework to fit career goals.

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Public Health

Environmental and Occupational Health Emphasis

Focus on environmental justice, public health preparedness, industrial impact, sanitation, and safety fundamentals and complement your coursework with an internship that provides professional public health experience. If you're interested in environmental health, protection of natural resources, and safety for workers and communities, consider this major.

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Public Health

Global Health Emphasis

Prepare for a career helping to prevent the spread of disease, deploy clean water initiatives, and support communities in times of natural disasters. Explore sanitation, global food supplies, and epidemiology; complete an internship in your area of interest; and field research and service-learning experience in limited-resource settings in a robust study abroad program.

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Public Health

Health Promotion Emphasis

Focus on education and intervention methods, community health concerns, community wellness initiatives, and school health and safety; complement your coursework with an internship that offers professional public health experience; and graduate ready to find a rewarding job helping others in their communities and beyond.