Ball State’s natural resources and environmental management graduate program gives you the freedom to create a path of study that addresses your unique passions and interests.

This multidisciplinary program integrates physical and social sciences, providing you with extensive real-world learning opportunities. You’ll get hands-on experience through field research, laboratory work, research projects, conferences, and more. Along the way, our expert faculty will give you one-on-one guidance as you work toward your career goals.

Michael CooperSince Michael Cooper enrolled in Ball State’s NREM program, he has been able to combine his sales skills with his love of nature to promote ideas such as outdoor pursuits, family time in parks, and active lifestyles.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program often become leaders in careers where human involvement is essential to environmental protection and management, including private sector organizations, governmental agencies and academic institutions. Specific careers include:

  • Air pollution control
  • Air quality specialist
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Emergency responder
  • Environmental chemist
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Hydrologist
  • International rural development
  • Interpretive naturalist
  • Occupational and industrial hygiene
  • Park and recreation management
  • Resource specialist
  • Soil conservationist
  • Watershed manager

Take the Next Step

Is a master’s degree in NREM right for you? Find out for yourself. Come visit campus to meet our professors and current students.