If you’re interested in a career that involves working outdoors, helping wildlife, or saving the environment, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (NRES) is the place for you.

We offer on-campus and online degrees, certificates, and more to advance your skills no matter what stage you’re in academically or professionally.

Hands-on, Career Ready


You'll get an active, hands-on, scientific education that will prepare you to address environmental issues. From the lab to the field, you’ll get an unparalleled education from renowned scientists inside and outside the classroom. Our courses are hands-on and range from avian field research to forest ecology and from prairie restoration to supporting communities abroad.

Contact Us

We're here to support your future in natural resources and environmental sciences.

Contact NRES: nres@illinois.edu