Academics


Natural Resources Management

Caring for the Earth's resources makes for interesting study and rewarding careers. Be a part of building the trail to a sustainable future right now.

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Natural Resources and Sustainability

Natural resources and sustainability prepares future leaders as academic researchers, agency professionals and analysts of non-governmental organizations and communities for careers at the frontiers of science in the management of natural resources and environment.

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Peace Corps Programs

Peace Corp student in Gambia

Love to travel and passionate about serving in developing countries? Volunteer in the Peace Corps while earning a master's degree in natural resources management! Or if you are a returned Peace Corps volunteer, come to SNRE to finish a master's degree.


The complexity and interrelatedness of society and the environment require an interdisciplinary approach to making and implementing sustainable natural resource decisions. The natural resource management degree integrates knowledge in natural science, policy, economics and human values to advance the sustainable management of natural resources and agricultural systems. Students learn through a variety of approaches, including classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory experiences, and opportunities for internships and independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Successful graduate will be qualified for employment in a broad range of private enterprise, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the various natural resources fields, and will be well-equipped for graduate studies. 

The two master’s degrees offered by the School of Natural Resources are designed for students desiring careers in resources management and students planning doctoral work. The courses and curriculum for the two degrees were developed in cooperation with groups and agencies that work professionally with resource management in Alaska. These agencies, including the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Forest Services, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Services, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contribute significantly to the programs by providing guest lecturers and internship and research opportunities for students.   

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