The graduate program in Natural Resources is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to address natural resource problems and to carry out scientific investigations including design, implementation, and evaluation of research in their specific area of study. While it is designed to provide and in-depth understanding of the student’s particular area of emphasis, it is also intended to develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary character of natural resource problems. Each candidate for the degree is required to consult with an appropriate faculty committee and to prepare an individualized program of study which must be approved by that committee.
Wildlife focuses on the conservation, management, ecology, behavior, and habitat requirements of wildlife species. Research projects emphasize the application of science to addressing issues in wildlife conservation and management.
Program Admission Requirements
Applicants must possess preparation equivalent to the baccalaureate degree. Adequate academic preparation can best be demonstrated by a baccalaureate degree in the chosen option or in a closely related field. Applicants who lack adequate preparation may be required to make up academic deficiencies through additional course work. Such course work may not be used toward the graduate degree.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 undergraduate units. Applicants not meeting this criteria, with extensive work experience, exceptional GPA, or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores may be reconsidered by appeal through the Graduate Coordinator. GRE scores are not required. All prospective graduate students in the Natural Resources program should contact a prospective major advisor.
Andrew Stubblefield, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator