NREM Graduate Program

Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) Graduate Programs

In recent years, concerns about climate change and other environmental issues have led to great job growth in the fields of natural resources and environmental management. If you want to make an impact on the environment, have a passion for the outdoors, or are drawn to a career that blends the social and physical sciences, this is the program for you. 

Invaluable Experiences, Indoors and Out

John ObryckiWhile studying history and American studies as an undergraduate, John Obrycki became interested in community engagement and soon found that the NREM program would give him the scientific skills needed to succeed.

Our intimate class sizes mean you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention and mentoring from our distinguished faculty. And you’ll have lots of opportunities for hands-on experience outside the classroom. From field studies to lab work and even trips abroad, you’ll be involved in projects that give you the skills you need to land a job in the environmental or natural resources field of your choice.

MA or MS Studies in NREM

Our natural resources and environmental management master’s program allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests. Looking for a career in conservation? Interested in the interplay between humans and the health of the environment, and vice versa? Want to influence environmental policy? Whatever your interest, you can pursue it here.

Doctoral Opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing a doctorate, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management can serve as a major or cognate for students enrolled in the doctor of science education degree program (EdD). Learn more about Ball State's EdD in science education.

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management/Homeland Security

Students can earn a certificate in emergency management/homeland security, gaining expertise in a variety of emergency response topics. Graduates often go on to careers as public safety first-responders as well as workers in the fields of public health and emergency medical services.

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Learn more about the graduate degrees in natural resources and environmental management. Come visit campus. Meet our professors and current students.

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Natural Resources and Environmental Management
West Quad, Room 110
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5780
Fax: 765-285-2606
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