Natural Resource Education Option

This option will prepare students for careers as educators within the broad field of natural resources and to help them learn to bridge the gap in knowledge that exists between experts and others. The focus is on youth or community education that occurs outside of formal school settings. Those interested in becoming K–12 teachers should explore options offered by the College of Education, including their dual degree option.

No more than 24 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-division credits.

Natural Resource Base (17 credits)

FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
Plus 7 additional credits from AG, FE, FOR, FW, GEO or another area of natural resources.

Education/Communication Processes (23 credits)

ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3)
SOC 450. Sociology of Education (4)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
   or FES 430. Forest as Classroom (4)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
Plus 3 upper-division credits in speech communication, education (see especially Teacher and Counselor Education), agriculture education, writing, or an allied communication/education field; supervised internships can be used to meet this requirement, if approved in advance.

Note: Writing I, Writing II, and Speech are required by the baccalaureate core, and may not be used toward the "3 upper-division credits" requirement above. WR 327 must be taken in addition to Writing I, Writing II, and Speech.

Minimum Total=40

The course below should be taken in the Vegetation ID area of the Natural Resources Core of the Natural Resources major:

FES 241. Dendrology (3)


* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)

Option Code: 679