Natural Resources

Emily Day

"I wanted to pursue a career that would help sustain the health of the environment and where I could make a positive contribution. The Natural Resource major seemed to be the most aligned with my goals and interests in ecological restoration, conservation, plant ecology and soils."

- Emily Day, NR undergraduate student

  • As the global population continues to increase, sustainable use of our world’s natural resources is imperative. The Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources (NR) provides students with a working knowledge of a broad span of natural resources, their diversity and interdependence, and the critical relationships between humans and their environment.
  • Students interested in an interdisciplinary approach to resource management and a career dealing with land use, water resources, environmental policy, forests, arid land ecology, natural resource education and related endeavors may find that this program fits their career and life goals.
  • The program is very flexible and allows students to combine multiple areas of interest into one major. There are 18 pre-approved specialty options (areas of focus) for students to choose from to focus their studies and make them more marketable in a specific area of natural resources.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources is available through both campus-based and Ecampus formats. Our Ecampus program meets the needs of working adults, military members and students from all over the world. All classes are taught by Oregon State’s renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation in the natural resources and science fields.

What Will You Learn?