Natural Resources, Minor

Program Code: NATR_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
In consultation with a natural resources adviser:
Select 3 credits in 100-level forest technology3
Select 3 credits in 100-level wildlife technology3
Select 6 credits of 200-level forest technology or wildlife technology6
Select 6 credits of 400-level geography or geosciences courses6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.



Heather Parizek
Associate Teaching Professor
179 Smeal Building
1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801

Career Paths

The Natural Resources minor, added to your major of Earth Sciences will help to prepare you for a career or graduate study.


There are a variety of career options available to individuals interested in natural resources, including resource planning, restoration of disturbed lands, management of forested lands and wildlife areas, conservation and education within the field of natural resources.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

You have many opportunities for graduate study including Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Forest Ecology or Wildlife Science.



179 Smeal Building
1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801