The Natural Resources Program provides students with a liberal arts education and ecological, economic, regulatory, and management foundations necessary to use, protect, and enhance natural resources. Students address the complexities inherent in evaluating the needs of different user groups and understand the multiple demands on natural resources.

Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively, manage resources, and solve problems and conflicts. Practical experience is gained from field activities, working in groups, preparing plans and budgets, and analyzing data. The natural resources major prepares students for graduate school and careers in government, tribal agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or the private sector.