Natural resources management students studying plants in the woods for school.

Natural Resources Management

Develop the skills and training necessary to solve twenty-first-century natural resource challenges while managing ecosystems and renewable resources. You’ll gain the knowledge, expertise, and perspective necessary to address complex environmental problems that relate to renewable natural resources through course work in natural resources ethics, conservation, social sciences, economics and business, and biogeochemistry.

Customize your degree with:

Minors available in

  • Ecology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Natural Resources, Ethics, and the Environment
  • Biometrics and Data Analysis
  • Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
  • Forest Resource Management

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Participating in a 14-week field semester in our 4,609 acres of research forest
  • Working with students from a variety of departments across campus for courses centered in social sciences and the School of Business and Economics
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology for lab assignments, research, and projects
  • Working alongside faculty through the Earn and Learn Assistantship, offered to all accepted students
  • Studying in one of the largest contiguous forested areas in the eastern United States, where your classroom is literally out your back door

Get a job like:

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist

Work for companies like:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Natural resources and environmental consulting firms

Learn more about natural resources management at Michigan Tech!