Major Resource Kit

Natural Resource Management

Natural Resource Management (NRM) majors enjoy the unique nature of an interdisciplinary program. Relying heavily on courses in the departments of Food and Resources Economics, Entomology and WIldlife Ecology, and Plant and Soil Sciences, NRM majors benefit from the experience and expertise of a variety of faculty. The first year in the program includes courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computers, and economics. Throughout the undergraduate years, students are expected to take courses in environmental policy, statistics, chemistry, computer applications, and resource economics.

Plant Science graduates find a wide range of employment opportunities. Environmental consultant. Lobbyist. Nature educator. Environmental lawyer. These are just a few of the possible careers of NRM majors. Typical employment possibilities are in law, government agencies, industry, and consulting firms. While entry-level positions do exist, some careers will require additional education beyond the bachelor's degree. Graduates of the NRM program pursue graduate work in areas like conservation biology, resource economics, environmental law, and public policy. Whatever your goal, we encourage you to participate in internships, job search workshops and career days; to develop your communication skills; and to learn to network with prospective employers.

For more information on any of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (302) 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 420 for additional related careers.

Enhancing Employability

Some Employers of Natural Resurces Management Majors

Other Sources of Information

Candid Careers

Resources for Finding Employment

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Visit the Sharf & Townsend Career Library & Resource Center at 401 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716