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Human Dimensions of the Environment

Human Dimensions of the Environment

This concentration emphasizes the study of human-environment interactions at the individual, household, community, regional and global levels. Students investigate the economic, psychological and sociological implications of different approaches to managing natural resources and environmental challenges.
  • Prepares students for a career as an environmental attorney, recreation land manager, rural sociologist and other natural resources careers.
  • Courses students often take include Natural Resource Policy Management (NRES 325), Natural Resource Economics (NRES 310), Environmental Social Science Research Methods (NRES 340), Environmental Psychology (NRES 472), as well as the NRES core of ecology, bio-physical science, and geographic information systems courses.

Career Opportunity: Analyst, Survey Insights

Molly Spacapan
Molly Spacapan An analyst at Survey Insights manages research projects with a variety of methodologies and approaches. The analyst also develops questionnaires, analyzes survey data sets to communicate compelling insights to clients, designs and produces reports and presentations based on client needs, and supports existing clients with company’s growth objectives in mind. Read more
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Completing the NRES core requirements gives Human Dimensions students an advantage in job and graduate school applications over graduates of environmental programs that do not include extensive coursework in the ecological, biological, and physical sciences.