Kendra Liddicoat, Discipline Coordinator
Room 235, Trainer Natural Resources Building
Email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
This discipline is in the COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES .
Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff: J Buchholz, B Franzen, A Haines, A Holland, B Lackey, K Liddicoat, R Loomis, L Markham, C McCart, T Quinn, M Rader, M Ruether.
Adjunct Support: D Lueck.
Academic Standards for Resource Management
To graduate in any major or minor in human dimensions of natural resource management, you must have a minimum in-major grade point average of 2.25.
Academic Standards for the Department of Natural Resources
You must apply for official acceptance as a College of Natural Resources major before the beginning of your junior year. Requirements for acceptance to the fisheries and water resources, forestry, wildlife, resource management (in the human dimensions of natural resource management discipline) or soil and waste resources major are:
- Complete 45 university credits.
- Have at least a 2.00 grade point average in courses required for the major.
- Complete an application to the College of Natural Resources. We will notify you within four weeks of your application, and if accepted will assign an adviser. Certain 300-400 level courses are restricted to approved CNR and/or biology majors. Nonmajors must have written consent of instructor to enroll.
- If you are transferring to UW-Stevens Point to major in the College of Natural Resources, Wildlife Ecology excepted, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. To be accepted as a CNR major, complete steps 1-3 above.
To be retained as a major or minor and to be approved for graduation, you must meet the minimum grade point average established for your discipline in all UW-Stevens Point courses taken within the major or minor (2.75 to student teach in resource management), including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic forgiveness. Minimum GPA by discipline:
- 2.0 GPA for Paper Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering .
- 2.25 GPA for all major options and minors in the CNR with the exception of the Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Management option in forestry, and Wildlife Ecology.
- 2.50 GPA for Wildlife Ecology and the Forest Ecosystem Resoration and Management option in forestry.
PLEASE NOTE: Entry of new students into the Resource Management: Wildland Fire Science Option, BS program has been suspended as of Fall 2020.
Brenda Lackey, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Room 100, Trainer Natural Resources Building
The College of Natural Resources offers two different graduate degrees:
- Master of Science (MS) in Natural Resources :
This is a thesis-based program leading to the MS degree with an emphasis in one of the following areas: forestry, wildlife, fisheries, water resources, environmental education/interpretation, soil science or waste management. This degree will prepare you for a research or management career, or for further study leading to a PhD.
- Master of Natural Resources (MNR) :
This is a non-thesis program offered completely online. The MNR is for advanced practitioners in natural resource management (and related fields) who are seeking a terminal degree to develop research, leadership, administrative, and communication skills. The degree is intended to assist participants in pursuing management roles within their current organizations and to enhance their professional abilities for promotion consideration. This degree will prepare you for a career in natural resources management.
Admission to the Master of Science Program
Please submit the following:
- UW-Stevens Point application for graduate study which includes official transcripts for all college courses.
- Application to the College of Natural Resources graduate program
- Copy of a paper written by you
- Essay describing your professional interests and goals
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, if available. A waiver to this requirement may be granted by the Associate Dean if the GRE has not been taken at the time of application AND for international students only; TOEFL or IELT Scores. Minimum guideline scores for each test are as follows:
- For the GRE, you must have a minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of at least 300.
- For the TOEFL, you must have a score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test.
- For the IELT, you must have a score of at least 7.
- You must also have a 3.00 grade point average during your last two years as an undergraduate.
If you fail to meet the minimum admission requirements for GRE, TOEFL, IELT scores or grade point average, you may be accepted if your prospective adviser submits a letter of acceptance to the Associate Dean for inclusion in your graduate file.
You do not need an undergraduate major in one of the natural resource specialties. However, you may have to take additional courses to make up deficiencies in your undergraduate curriculum. If you have an undergraduate major in social sciences or humanities, you could have more deficiencies than someone with a major in the sciences.
Admission/Acceptance to our Master of Science program involves two parts:
- Your graduate application file must be complete, meaning all your application items have been received by the College. (Please follow the steps indicated on our Application Procedure page)
- You, as the student applicant, must recruit a member of the CNR graduate faculty to agree to serve as your graduate adviser. It is up to you to contact faculty members directly who share your interests and discuss your application. Graduate faculty members may request additional materials from a student applicant.
If the CNR Main Office is notified by a graduate faculty member that they agree to serve as your graduate adviser AND all your application materials are received, then an acceptance letter will be sent to you. If you have not been successful in recruiting a graduate adviser, then you are not accepted into our program. As a courtesy, letters are sent to unsuccessful graduate program applicants usually in July or August for the fall semester and January for the spring semester.
Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Program
Please submit the following:
- College of Natural Resources MNR application
- UW-Stevens Point application for graduate study which includes official transcripts of all college work.
- Essay describing your professional interests and goals
- Two letters of recommendation
- Foreign applicants must submit TOEFL or IELT Scores with minimum scores of 80 or 7 respectively
- Official transcripts of all college work
You must have a 3.0 GPA during the last two years of undergraduate or graduate study. If your GPA is under the 3.0 minimum you may request a panel review of your application for a waiver to that requirement.
Post Baccalaureate Concentration in Environmental Studies (for teacher licensure)
If you are a teacher with a license in secondary science you may receive licensure in environmental studies after completion of this concentration. Additional requirements include completion of Praxis II, Professional Development Portfolio, and student teaching at the appropriate developmental range and certification area. For more information, contact the School of Education at 715-346-2040.
ProgramsBachelor DegreesMinorsUndergraduate CertificatesAssociate DegreesGraduate ProgramsGraduate Certificates
The resource management major is described under the heading “human dimensions of natural resource management” above.
- NRES 100 - Natural Resource Careers Workshop
- NRES 110 - Environmental Management for Homeowners
- NRES 120 - Orientation to Campus Life
- NRES 150 - People, Resources and the Biosphere
- NRES 151 - Ecological Basis for Natural Resource Management
- NRES 200 - Introduction to Sustainable Communities
- NRES 210 - Safety Instructor Certification
- NRES 220 - Global Climate Change and Water Resources, 10th Century to Present
- NRES 250 - Introduction to Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Resources
- NRES 251 - Introduction to Soil and Water Resources
- NRES 281 - Introduction to Recreation and Parks
- NRES 301 - Foundations of Environmental Education I
- NRES 302 - Foundations of Environmental Education II
- NRES 305 - Inclusive Practices for Outdoor Professionals
- NRES 310 - Environmental Education Teaching Methods
- NRES 320 - Natural Resources Communication and Public Relations
- NRES 323 - International Resource Management
- NRES 324 - Invasive and Exotic Species
- NRES 335 - Turf Management
- NRES 336 - Integrated Pest Management Workshop
- NRES 340 - Sustainability Concepts
- NRES 341 - Introduction to Sustainable Energy Policy
- NRES 350 - American Indian Reserved Treaty Rights
- NRES 358 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology on the Web
- NRES 365 - Environmental Policy
- NRES 367 - Park Interpretation
- NRES 368 - Oral Interpretation Methods
- NRES 369 - Interpretive Media
- NRES 370 - Introduction to Environmental Study and Education
- NRES 372 - Resource Economics
- NRES 374 - Environmental Interpretation Practicum
- NRES 376 - Environmental Education Practicum
- NRES 377 - Remote Sensing I
- NRES 378 - Introduction to Minerals Technology
- NRES 381 - Internship in Natural Resources
- NRES 382 - Youth Agency Administration
- NRES 383 - Organizational Leadership
- NRES 385 - Field Techniques in Forestry, Soils, Water, and Wildlife
- NRES 388 - Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
- NRES 389 - Methods in Social Science
- NRES 390 - Nature Interpretation in Wisconsin
- NRES 391 - Environmental Regulatory Processes
- NRES 392 - Conservation Law Enforcement Theory and Principles
- NRES 393 - Conservation Law Enforcement
- NRES 394 - Ecological Basis for Planning and Design
- NRES 395 - Environmental Science for Educators
- NRES 400 - Environmental Studies for Practitioners
- NRES 401 - Ecological Lifestyles
- NRES 402 - Environmental Futures
- NRES 403 - Environmental Education Curriculum Resources
- NRES 404 - Environmental Health
- NRES 405 - Selected Topics in Natural Resources
- NRES 406 - Natural Resources, Culture and Archaeology of the Mayan World
- NRES 407 - Costa Rica Tropical Ecology
- NRES 408 - Plant Resources and Humans
- NRES 409 - Environmental Studies Investigations
- NRES 410 - Selected Topics in Environmental Education
- NRES 412 - Ecological Basis for Environmental Education
- NRES 414 - Environmental Education Teaching Strategies
- NRES 415 - Investigation and Evaluation of Environmental Education Curriculum Resources
- NRES 416 - Urban EE
- NRES 420 - Forestry Education for Wis K-12 Classroom
- NRES 421 - Teaching K-12 Forestry Topics
- NRES 422 - School Forest Programs and Administration
- NRES 423 - Human Influence on Wis Forests
- NRES 424 - Enhancing School Forest Education
- NRES 430 - Energy Education in the Classroom
- NRES 431 - Selected Topics in Energy Education
- NRES 432 - Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom
- NRES 433 - Energy Education Concepts and Practices
- NRES 434 - School Building Energy Efficiency Education
- NRES 435 - Renewable Energy Education
- NRES 440 - Making Environmental Education Relevant to Culturally Diverse Communities
- NRES 441 - Climate Change Implications, Policies, and Solutions
- NRES 442 - Sustainable Energy: Resources, Technologies, and Policies
- NRES 443 - Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems
- NRES 454 - Fire Behavior and Fuels
- NRES 455 - Advanced Fire Ecology
- NRES 457 - Ecological Restoration Monitoring
- NRES 458 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
- NRES 459 - Ecosystem Management and Restoration
- NRES 460 - People and Ecosystems
- NRES 462 - Adaptive Resource Management
- NRES 473 - Resource Policy and Law
- NRES 474 - Integrated Resource Management
- NRES 475 - International Field Experiences in Natural Resources Management
- NRES 478 - Environmental Issues Investigation and Action
- NRES 479 - International Environmental Studies Seminar
- NRES 480 - Environmental Education - Residential Life
- NRES 481 - Place-based Instructional Strategies for Environmental Educators
- NRES 482 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Practicum
- NRES 483 - Professional Development in Natural Resource Management
- NRES 484 - Conservation and Community Planning
- NRES 488 - Land Use Plan Implementation
- NRES 489 - Applied Natural Resources Planning
- NRES 490 - Integrated Resource Management Seminar
- NRES 491 - Seminar in Conservation Biology
- NRES 494 - Conservation Law Enforcement Investigations
- NRES 499 - Special Work
- NRES 501 - Foundations of Environmental Education I
- NRES 502 - Foundations of Environmental Education II