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Majoring in Forest and Natural Resource Management (FNRM)

The Forest & Natural Resource Management (FNRM) major focuses on forest management, conservation, parks, urban forestry, and the environment. Within the program students specialize in one of the following three tracks:

  • Forest Ecosystem Management and Conservation
  • Park and Protected Area Management 
  • Urban and Community Forestry 

Additionally, this program includes unique hands on field sessions (requirements for field sessions vary per track):

With the top faculty, small class sizes, and a big reputation, this major is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants a career in natural resources!

For more information regarding the program, check out the department of forest resources, or visit the the college of food, agricultural and natural resources (CFANS) forest and natural resource management program page. 

Minors and Certifications 

Minors can also be received in the following focus areas:

Along with certificates in:

Undergraduate Classes 

Visit the Department of Forest Resources Course Information page to view a list of courses offered in both FNRM and ESPM subject areas. Some of the courses listed have additional links to syllabi, schedules, and other materials.

Graduate Program: Natural Resources Science and Management (NRSM)

The Natural Resource Science and Management graduate program offers eight tracks encompassing graduate course offerings from the Departments of Forest ResourcesBioproducts and Biosystems EngineeringFisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; and other units. The eight tracks include:

Two graduate degree options are offered in NRSM, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy and depending on your interests and needs, your graduate program can be highly specialized or have a broad focus. Curriculum is interdisciplinary and often includes courses from across the University.

This program is offered through the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), in conjunction with the Graduate School

Visit the NRSM graduate site for more information regarding the program, scholarships, research, faculty and degree requirements.