Major in Natural Resources and Environmental Management

A major in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) from Ball State University requires 60 or 61 credits, dependent on the choice of your NREM Major Concentration.

Twenty six (26) credit hours must be completed from the ten NREM Core Foundational and Required Courses listed below. The remaining credits must be selected from one of the two Natural Resource and Environmental Management Departmental “Concentrations” - either the Natural Resources Concentration or from the Environmental Management Concentration.

NREM Core Foundational and Required Courses (26 credit hours total)
NREM 101 – Environment and Society (3 credits)
CHEM 111 – General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
NREM 201 – Undergraduate Seminar (1 credit)
NREM 211 – Water Resources (3 credits)
NREM 221 – Soil Resources (3 credits)
NREM 241 – Air Resources (3 credits)
NREM 286 – Computer Applications (3 credits) OR NREM 372 Applied Research Methods
NREM 331 – Energy & Mineral Resources (3 credits)
NREM 405 – Integrated Resource Management* (3 credits)

*A UCC-21 Tier Course 3 may be substituted for NREM 405 with an Academic Advisor’s approval.

The Natural Resources and Environmental Management department offers two concentration tracks equipping students with the fundamental knowledge needed by professionals in natural resources or environmental fields. The Concentration in Natural Resources requires nine (9) credits from the Natural Resources Core Concentration list and twenty four (24) credits selected from two of the three specialization Clusters offered. The Concentration in Environmental Management requires nine (10) credits from the Environmental Management Core Concentration list and twenty four (24) credits selected from two of three specialization Clusters offered. Course substitutions, or the pursuit of a minor, need prior approval by an Academic Advisor or the NREM Departmental Chairperson.

A major in Natural Resources and Environmental Management is the perfect complement to the Ball State University Core Curriculum for Undergraduate Study.

Do not forget to take advantage of the numerous internships opportunities available to all the Ball State University students!

For Students enrolled prior to Fall 2010, your curriculum path will follow one of the below concentrations:

Environmental Communication/Interpretation 
Environmental Management 
Land Management 
Natural Resource Studies 
Occupational/Industrial Hygiene 
Park and Recreation Management

Natural Resources and Environmental Management
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Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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