The Certificate in Natural Resource Conservation is open to non-NRES majors from across the University and it is not necessary to have a background in natural resources to enroll.
The required courses provide a strong foundation in natural resource conservation and the diversity of elective course offerings will allow students to go deeper into a particular area of the field. This suite of required and elective courses also provides flexibility in terms of timing and integration with a given program of study.
Completion of the certificate will serve as a signal to potential employers that the student has expertise related to natural resource sustainability, thus broadening potential employment opportunities. Knowledge and experience gained in completing the Certificate in Natural Resource Conservation may also serve as a stepping-stone to additional coursework in an undergraduate minor or a graduate program.