One of the great things about the University of Illinois is that it provides you not only with an outstanding academic education, it also provides you with a wide range of opportunities to build other skills that will serve you well in your career and in your life. Check out these opportunities!
- Leadership Development through the Illinois Leadership Center
- Volunteer Experience
- Undergraduate Research
- Study Abroad
- Student Organizations
- Minors: You can find a list of all available minors on the Illinois Admissions page. NRES majors are eligible to pursue the Spatial and Quantitative Methods in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences minor. The Office of the Provost provides guidance on declaring a minor.
Field Skills Opportunities: Local and state organizations provide training (and certification when applicable) for various NRES-related topics. Students can take advantage of courses offered close to campus or near their home. Here are some examples:
- Safety Education (hunting, trapping, boating, snowmobile)
- Commercial Pesticide Safety Education Program
- Controlled/Prescribed Burning opportunities are offered by Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Grand Prairie Friends.
- Wildland Fire Behavior Course from the Illinois Fire Service Institute
- Various workshops and classes offered by University of Illinois Extension and offered or compiled by Illinois Master Naturalist.