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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources


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Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

John Koprowski, Dean
Bim Kendall House, 804 E. Fremont St.

Phone: (307) 766-5080 FAX: (307) 766-5099
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/haub

Degrees Offered

The Haub School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, concurrent majors and minors, certificates, and a graduate degree in partnership with the College of Law:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Systems Science (for baccalaureate students)

Bachelor of Science in Environment & Natural Resources (for baccalaureate students, required concurrent major)

Environment & Natural Resources concurrent major (for baccalaureate or master’s students earning a degree from UW)

Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management (for baccalaureate students)

Environment & Natural Resources minor (for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral students)

Sustainability minor (for baccalaureate students)

Outdoor Leadership minor (for baccalaureate students)

Master of Science in Environment, Natural Resources & Society (for master’s students)

Master of Arts in Environment & Natural Resources (J.D./M.A. for law students only)

Collaborative Practice minor (for master’s and doctoral students)

Program Admission

Undergraduate students will apply for admission to the University of Wyoming, and then declare a major or minor within the Haub School at any point during their course of study. To declare a major or minor, students must meet with a Haub School academic advisor.

Graduate students interested in the concurrent major or minor in Environment & Natural Resources (ENR) will apply for admission to a primary degree program at the University of Wyoming. Once accepted to their primary graduate program, students must complete an additional online process to confirm their enrollment in the ENR major or minor. During the Haub School admission process, students will select a Haub School faculty mentor and submit a one-page Statement of Purpose. Current application requirements available online.

Applicants to the M.S. in Environment, Natural Resources & Society must apply directly to the Haub School. Current application requirements are available online.

Applicants to the J.D./M.A. in ENR must apply to both the College of Law and the Haub School. Admission to the joint degree program is contingent on acceptance to the College of Law. Current application requirements are available online.

More information, including complete curricula for each academic offering, is available from the Haub School.

Haub School Requirements

(for undergraduate students earning their primary degree from the Haub School)

Undergraduate students earning a B.S. in Environmental Systems Science, a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management, and/or a B.S. in Environment & Natural Resources (plus a concurrent major in another field) must fulfill two courses (totaling 6 credit hours) of Haub School Requirements. An undergraduate degree from the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources indicates that students are liberally educated, with the foundational skills and knowledge to approach local and global contexts from multiple perspectives. The approved courses for the following requirements are searchable within WyoRecords under the Browse Classes feature.

  1. U.S. Diversity (ASD). This requirement allows students to explore the complexity of cultural identities in the U.S. and interdependence of the cultures. Students will gain an understanding of the influences of categories such as race, class, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and age on American behaviors, institutions, values, and beliefs.
  2. Global Awareness (ASG). Because citizens ever more frequently encounter behaviors and practices based on beliefs, conditions, and assumptions different from their own, they need to understand the nature and function of culture. Our students should have an awareness of the multiple links that affect the living conditions and range of action of peoples of the world, including international systems of commerce, art, science, sustainability, technology, politics, communication, belief, and justice, among others.

Students must earn a C or better in all courses fulfilling program requirements - including Haub School U.S. Diversity and Global Awareness courses, and degree, major, and/or minor courses. Students enrolled in multiple Haub School programs must earn 12 credits unique to each program. Students must also meet University of Wyoming requirements for earning a bachelor’s degree, including, but not limited to, completion of University Studies Program and maintaining minimum 2.0 GPA for good academic standing and graduation.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Systems Science

Environmental Systems Science (ESS) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in environmental science, focusing on the interactions between the various components of Earth and environmental systems, including the biosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and anthrosphere.

Students earning a B.S. in Environmental Systems Science will

1. demonstrate a knowledge of interdisciplinary perspective and integrative thinking,

a. understand physical and biological components of environmental systems, including the human component;

2. design, conduct, and interpret scientific investigations,

a. understand the ethics of scientific investigation,

b. demonstrate proficiency in data collection, statistical analysis, and use of information technology tools and modeling;

3. apply systems concepts to problems concerning environmental systems and their components, and construct conceptual and quantitative systems models;

4. examine spatial, temporal, and spatialtemporal patterns in environmental systems, and use information technology tools to depict, project, and communicate such patterns.

Students earning a B.S. degree in ESS complete coursework including:

23+ credit hours of Foundations courses:

1. Intro to Systems Science: ESS 1000

2. Foundation of Biological Sciences (choose one course): AECL 1000, ENR 1200, or LIFE 1010

3. Foundation of Earth Sciences (choose one course): ENR/GEOL 1500, GEOG 1010, or GEOL 1100

4. Foundation of Physical Sciences (complete all courses): CHEM 1020, PHYS 1110, and ESS/GEOL 2000

15+ credit hours of Spheres courses:

1. Anthrosphere (choose one course): ENR/AMST 4030, ENR/ANTH 4310, ENR/GEOG 4040, ENR/HIST 4412, ENR/SOC 3950, GEOG/NAIS 3400, GEOG 3550, or GEOL 3650

2. Atmosphere (choose one course): ATSC 2100, ATSC 2200, ERS 3010, ENR/GEOG 3450, or GEOG 4440

3. Biosphere (choose one course): ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/ZOO 2450, GEOG 4460, LIFE 2022, LIFE 2023, LIFE 3400, REWM 2000, REWM 4200, or REWM 4440

4. Lithosphere - Environmental Change (choose one course): ENR/SOIL 3130, ENR/CE 4430, ESS/GEOG 3480, or GEOL 3500

5. Lithosphere - Hydrology & Surface Processes (choose one course): ENR/REWM 4285, GEOG 3010, GEOL 3400, REWM 4700, or REWM 4710

14+ credit hours of Skills & Tools courses:

1. Statistics (choose one course): STAT 2050 or STAT 2070

2. Data Analysis (choose one course): ENR/GEOL 4525, ESS 4001, GEOL 3250, STAT 3050, or ZOO 4400

3. GIS/Remote Sensing (choose one course): GIST 1200, GIST 2140, GIST 2150, GIST 2310, GIST 3111, or GIST/RNEW 4130

4. Applied Experience (1 credit): ESS 4970

5. Capstone: ESS 4950

18+ credit hours in an approved minor* or concurrent major as an area of specialization: Agroecology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environment & Natural Resources, Geography, Geology, Insect Biology, Land Surveying, Paleoenvironmental Studies, Physics, Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management, Reclamation & Restoration Ecology, Soil Science, Statistics, Sustainability, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology & Management, or Zoology

6+ credit hours of Haub School Requirements courses:

1. U.S. Diversity (choose one)

2. Global Awareness (choose one)

Additional credit hours: Students complete additional credit hours in consultation with advisor if needed to meet minimum 120 credits, including 42 upper division credits, to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

*other options available; subject to advisor approval

Bachelor of Science in Environment & Natural Resources or Undergraduate Major in ENR

Environment & Natural Resources (ENR) students will gain depth and breadth across a range of interdisciplinary fields that engage with complex ENR ideas and challenges, with the goal of integrating across fields of study.

Students can choose to pursue:

• a concurrent major in ENR, earned alongside an approved baccalaureate degree in any other discipline, or

• B.S. in ENR, earned alongside an additional major in any other discipline.

The ENR curriculum is designed to prepare students to demonstrate learning in six key areas:

1. Specialization & Integration - Students will complement their disciplinary depth with broad exposure to ENR-related disciplines and approaches.

2. Spatial & Temporal Perspectives - Students will understand the temporal and spatial characteristics of ENR challenges.

3. Policy - Students will recognize the content and implications of past and current ENR policies.

4. Cultures & Values - Students will appreciate the diversity of ENR perspectives and experiences, including the role of personal and collective value systems and structural inequalities in shaping those systems.

5. Complexity, Risk, & Uncertainty - Students will understand that ENR problems inherently involve complexity, risk, and uncertainty.

6. Professional & Academic Skills - Students will acquire specific skills necessary to succeed in a range of ENR professions and/or graduate and professional school, especially proficiency in written and oral communication, applied problem solving, and collaboration.

All undergraduate students in ENR complete their coursework in conjunction with another major in any discipline.

Students must complete 36+ hours of coursework in ENR, including:

15+ credit hours of ENR Core courses:

1. Foundations of Environmental Science (choose one course): ENR 1200, ENR/GEOL 1500

2. Environment & Society: ENR 2000

3. Approaches to Problem Solving: ENR 3000

4. Environmental Assessment: ENR 4900

5. Applied Experience (2 credits): ENR 4970

21+ credit hours of ENR Disciplines courses:

1. Cultures & Values (choose one course): ENR/AMST 3050, ENR/AMST 4030, ENR/ANTH 4310, ENR/HIST 4412, ENR/HIST 4475, ENR/PHIL 2330, ENR/POLS 3620, ENR/SOC 3950, GEOG/NAIS 3400, GEOG 4570, HLED 4020, ORTM 4901, or GWST 4450

2. Economics (choose one course): AGEC 4720, ECON 2400, ENR/AGEC 3750, ENR 4560, ERS 3400, or GEOG 3050

3. Environmental Management (choose one course): ENR/AMST 4800, ENR/CE 4430, ENR/ZOO 2450, ERS 3010, ENR/GEOG 4040, GEOG 4080, GEOL 3400, GEOL 3650, REWM 2000, or REWM 4700

4. Data Analysis (choose one course): ENR/AGEC 4550, ENR/GEOL 4525, ESS 4001, GIST 2140, GIST 2150, GIST 2310, GIST 3111, GIST/RNEW 4130, or STAT 3050

5. Physical & Natural Science (choose one course): ATSC 2100, ATSC 2200, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/REWM 3100, ENR/REWM 4285, ENR/SOIL 3130, GEOG 4460, ENR/GEOG 3450, ESS/GEOG 3480, GEOG 4440, LIFE 3400, or REWM 4440

6. Policy (choose one course): ENR 3300, ENR 4750, ENR/GEOG/POLS 4051, ENR/GEOG/POLS 4052, INST/POLS 4455, or POLS 4475/INST 4990

7. ENR Electives (choose one course; three credits required): ENR 2300, ENR 2800, ENR 3900, ENR 4450, ENR 4600, ENR 4890, or ENR 4960

An approved major in any discipline

Haub School Requirements: Students earning a B.S. in ENR with their degree awarded from the Haub School must additionally complete 6+ credit hours of Haub School Requirements (U.S. Diversity and Global Awareness).

Additional credit hours:  Students complete additional credit hours in consultation with advisor(s) if needed to meet minimum credits to earn a B.S. in ENR (minimum 120 credits, including 42 upper division credits) or to meet primary degree requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management

A B.S. in Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management (ORTM) emphasizes stewardship and conservation of natural resources, tourism and outdoor recreation theories and best practices, entrepreneurial and business management strategies, creating outstanding visitor experiences, and broad understanding of cultural and natural resources. Students choose one of five different concentrations.

Students earning a degree in ORTM will be expected to demonstrate learning in six key areas:

1. Leadership

a. competency in leading and building diverse, collaborative teams;

b. application and evaluation of ethical, resourceful leadership principles to challenges and solutions within the ORTM industry.

2. Professional Practice

a. ability to apply and critically evaluate practical, creative, ethical, and theoretical frameworks in diverse and complex professional circumstances.

3. Communication

a. ability to manage dynamic relationships and demonstrate best practices in communication.

4. Nimble and Creative Thinking

a. ability to strategically design, implement, and evaluate sustainable and emergent services, experiences, and opportunities.

5. Trans-disciplinarity

a. synthesis and application of ecological and human communities, with the capacity to provide wise stewardship and conservation of natural resources;

b. tourism and outdoor recreation theories and best practices;

c. entrepreneurial and business management strategies.

6. Place-based and Global Understanding

a. skills to implement solutions appropriate for local environments that demonstrate fluency in global contexts and diverse cultures.

To fulfill the requirements, students must complete the following, earning 76+ credit hours in specified categories:

18 credit hours of ORTM Core courses:

1. Recreation & Tourism: ORTM 1000

2. Natural & Cultural Resources: ORTM 1050

3. Customer Service & Hospitality: ORTM 2000

4. Program Planning, Design, & Delivery: ORTM 2050

5. Tourism Theory & Practice: ORTM 3000

6. Operations, Management & Env. Stewardship: ORTM 3050

20+ credit hours in ORTM Foundations courses:

1. Statistics: STAT 2050 or STAT 2070

2. Business Fundamentals (complete one course from each area):

• Economics (choose one course): ECON 1010, ECON 1020, or ECON 1200

• Accounting: ACCT 2010

• Marketing: MKT 3210

3. Environment & Natural Resources

• Environmental Science (choose one course): ENR 1200, ENR/GEOL 1500, GEOG 1010, or GEOL 1100

• Conservation & Sustainability (choose one course): ENR 2300, ENR 4560, GEOL 1600, GEOG 4040, or RNEW 1000

4. People & Culture

• Social Science (choose one course): GEOG 1000, GEOG 1020, PSYC 1000, or SOC 1000

• Culture/Diversity (choose one course): AMST 2010, ENR/POLS 3620, ENR 2000, GEOG/NAIS 3400, HIST/NAIS 2290, NAIS 1001, NAIS 1030, or NAIS 1350

13+ credit hours in Synthesis & Applied Experience:

1. Professional Semester (complete all courses in the same semester): ORTM 4900, ORTM 4901, ORTM 4902, and ORTM 4903

2. Applied Experience (one credit minimum): ORTM 4970*

*students must complete a 400- hour internship experience prior to enrolling in ORTM 4970

19+ credit-hour Concentration (choose one):

• Business & Hospitality Management

1. Legal Environment of Business: MGT 1040

2. Management & Organization: MGT 3210

3. Hospitality Operations Management: HOSP 4800

4. Management (choose one course): MGT 3410, MGT 3420, or MKT 4590

5. Sales & Marketing (choose one course): SELL 3310, MKT 4230, MKT 4240, MKT 4440, or MKT 4520

6. Approved Electives (choose two courses): ECON 3010, ENTR 2700, ENTR 3700, FIN 3250, HOSP 3000, or MGT 3110

• Management of Recreation Resources

1. Environmental or Biological Science (choose one course): ENR 1200 or LIFE 1010

2. Resource Management (choose one course): ENR/ZOO 2450, ENR/ GEOG 4040, GEOG 4080, GEOL 3650, REWM 2000, or REWM 4700

3. Human Dimensions (choose one course): ENR 4960, ENR/AGEC 4450, ENR/AMST 3050, ENR/ ANTH 4310, ENR/HIST 4412, ENR/POLS 3620, ENR/SOC 3950, HIST 4475, or MKT 4240

4. Law & Policy (choose one course): ENR/GEOG/ POLS 4051, ENR/GEOG/POLS 4052, or ENR 4750

5. Planning (choose one course): AGEC 4660, AGEC 4720, ECON 2400, ENR/AGEC 3750, ENR 4560, or ERS 3400

6. Geographic Information Systems or Analytics (choose one course): ENR/AGEC 4550, ENR/GEOL 4525, ESS 4001, GIST 2140, GIST 2150, GIST 2310, GIST 3111, GIST/RNEW 4130, or STAT 3050

• Cultural & International Tourism

1. Global Tourism: ORTM 4050

2. International Experience: students must complete a faculty-led, semester-, or yearlong study abroad course or experience

3. Cultural Resources (choose one course): ENR/SOC 3950, GEOG/NAIS 3400, GEOG 4570, INST 3000, INST 3200, INST 4060, INST 4350, or POLS 4475

4. The American West (choose one course): GEOG 4500, GEOG 4502, HIST 2389, HIST 4020, HIST/NAIS 2290, HIST/NAIS 3000, HIST/NAIS 4000, or NAIS 3200

5. Language (complete two consecutive language or ASL courses): LANG 1010 and LANG 1020

6. Cultural/International Museum Studies (choose one course): ANTH 2200, ANTH 2600, ANTH 3410, ANTH/AMST 2700, INST 2230, INST 2240, INST 2250, INST 2280, INST 2350, or POLS 2200

• Outdoor Recreation Leadership

1. Outdoor Leadership: ENR/ORTM 2800

2. Management & Organization: MGT 3210

3. Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications*: ENR 3900 Wilderness Medicine or provide proof of certification to advisor

4. Leadership (choose one course): AGRI 3000, AGRI 4700, CNSL 2200, CNSL 3010, ENR 4950, FCSC 4117, or GWST 1900

5. Business (choose one course): ENTR 2700, ENTR 3700, FIN 3250, MGT 1040, MGT 3110, MGT 4500, or MKT 4590

6. Law & Policy (choose one course): ENR/GEOG/POLS 4051, ENR/GEOG/POLS 4052, or ENR 4750

7. Human Dimensions (choose one course): ENR 4560, ENR 4960, ENR/AGEC 4450, ENR/AMST 3050, ENR/ANTH 4310, ENR/HIST 4412, HIST 4475, ENR/POLS 3620, ENR/SOC 3950, or MKT 4240

8. Natural History: BOT 3100, BOT 4280, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/AMST 3050, ENR/GEOG 3450, GEOG 4460, GEOG/NAIS 3400, or GEOG 4000

• Creative Studies in Recreation & Tourism:

self-designed program of study requires approval from advisor; 19+ credit hours

6+ credit hours of Haub School Requirements courses:

1. U.S. Diversity (choose one)

2. Global Awareness (choose one)

Additional credit hours: Students complete additional credit hours in consultation with advisor if needed to meet minimum 120 credits, including 42 upper division credits, to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

*certifications must be current at time of graduation.

Undergraduate Minor in ENR

An ENR minor may accompany any primary field of study. The ENR core, plus one elective course, fulfills the 18 credit hour requirement for the minor:

15+ credit hours of ENR Core courses:

1. Foundations of Environmental Science (choose one course): ENR 1200, ENR/GEOL 1500

2. Environment & Society: ENR 2000

3. Approaches to Problem Solving: ENR 3000

4. Environmental Assessment: ENR 4900

5. Applied Experience (2 credits): ENR 4970

3+ credit hours of ENR Electives

(choose one; three credits required): ENR 2300, ENR 2800, ENR 3900, ENR 4450, ENR 4600, ENR 4890, or ENR 4960

Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

The sustainability minor is available to any undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming. The minor prioritizes systems thinking, civic engagement, and personal development rooted in sustainability for everyday challenges.

Students completing the sustainability minor will be expected to:

1. demonstrate a theoretical and historical understanding of sustainability;

2. develop a model of sustainability informed by personal values and integrated into student’s worldview;

3. think holistically about consequences of actions and intellectually respond to perspectives of sustainability outside their own, as well as explore and evaluate the implications of sustainability values;

4. develop and implement sustainability solutions in their community and have the ability to apply sustainability principles to a range of disciplines and professional settings.

To fulfill the requirements for the minor, students must earn 18 credits hours:

9 credit hours of Sustainability Core courses:

1. Foundations of Sustainability: ENR 2300

2. Ethics & Justice (choose one): ENR/PHIL 2330, ENR/POLS 3620, HLED 4020, NAIS 1030, PHIL 3250, or GWST 4450

3. Campus Sustainability: ENR 4600

9+ credit hours of Sustainability Electives courses

(choose three courses from any of the following categories):

1. Culture & Society: AMST 3050, AMST 4030, AMST 4800, ENR/ANTH 4310, ENR/SOC 3950, GEOG/NAIS 3400, GEOG 4310, GEOG 3550, or GEOL 3650

2. Economics & Policy: AGEC/ENR 3750, AGEC 4720, ENR 4560, ENR 4750, ENR/GEOG/POLS 4051, ERS 3400, or INST/POLS 4455

3. Energy & Environment: ATSC 2100, ARE 2410, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/CE 4430, ENR/GEOG 3450, ENR/REWM 3100, ERS 3010, ERS 4050, ESS/GEOG 3480, GEOG 4440, GEOL 1600, GEOL 3600, ME 4470, REWM 4200, or SOIL 3130

4. Food Systems: AECL 1000, AGEC 3860, ANTH 4260, BOT 3100, FCSC 3147, HLED 4020, PLNT 4020, or PLNT 4120

Undergraduate Minor in Outdoor Leadership

The outdoor leadership minor is available to any undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming. Students earning the minor will study leadership, ethics, field ecology, outdoor recreation, and wilderness medicine.

Students earning a minor in outdoor leadership will:

1. develop an understanding of leadership theories, including leadership movements, qualities, styles, and models;

2. identify and evaluate the cultural and environmental dimensions of outdoor leadership, including moral and ethical responsibilities, the fundamentals of ecological systems, and the human impact on the natural world;

3. demonstrate and apply outdoor leadership competency in a practical leadership role;

4. plan, implement, supervise, and analyze a high-quality, safe outdoor adventure and/or educational program;

5. earn and maintain a professional certification of Wilderness First Responder.

To fulfill the requirements for the minor, students must complete the following, earning 17+ credits in specified categories:

6+ credit hours of Outdoor Leadership Foundations courses:

1. Intro to Outdoor Leadership: ENR/ORTM 2800

2. Environmental Science (choose one): ENR 1200, ENR/GEOL 1500, ENR/GEOG 4040, AECL 1000, GEOG 1010, GEOL 1100, or LIFE 3400

8+ credit hours of Concepts courses:

1. Field Ecology (choose one): ENR 1200, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), or ENR 4960

2. Leadership (choose one): AGRI 3000, AGRI 4700, CNSL 2200, CNSL 3010, ENR 4560, ENR 4950, FCSC 4117, or GWST 1900

3. Ethics & Culture (choose one): ENR/AMST 3050, ENR/ANTH 4310, ENR/PHIL 2330, ENR/POLS 3620, ENR/SOC 3950, GEOG/NAIS 3400, ORTM 1050, or ORTM 4901

3+ credit hours of Applied Experience

(choose from the following; minimum three credits required): ENR 3700, ENR 4960, or ENR 4970

Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications*: ENR 3900 Wilderness Medicine or provide proof of certification to advisor

*certifications must be current at time of graduation

Master of Science in Environment, Natural Resources & Society

Students earning the master of science in Environment, Natural Resources & Society (ENRS) will consult a Haub School advisor to design a program of study tailored to meet their educational goals. Students take courses and complete a Plan A research thesis or Plan B research project focusing on issues pertinent to environmental or natural resources management or policy. Graduates of this program will:

  • develop an interdisciplinary and collaborative mindset;

  • experience critical engagement with community stakeholders and decision-makers;

  • excel in team-based collaborative environments;

  • gain experience in relevant and emergent research methods and practices;

  • demonstrate excellent written, oral, and digital communication across a range of audiences and purposes, including developing expertise in public engagement;

  • apply conceptual, critical, and creative thought to relevant environmental and natural resource issues; and,

  • analyze and evaluate complex systems that contribute to inclusive, sound, and well-informed decisions.

Students must earn a minimum of 32 credit hours for the Plan A thesis option and 30 credit hours for the Plan B option:

11 credit hours in ENRS core courses:

1. Orientation to ENRS: ENR 5001 (2 credits)

2. Foundations of ENRS: ENR 5100 (3 credits)

3. ENR Policy in Practice: ENR 5900 (3 credits)

4. Collaborative Practicum: ENR 5921 (3 credits; may be completed for 1+ credit hours over multiple semesters)

4 credit hours of Plan A thesis credit:

1. ENRS Thesis: ENR 5960

Or, 2 credit hours of Plan B thesis credit:

1. ENRS Plan B Thesis: ENR 5961

17 credit hours in ENRS Electives:

Students will consult with their Haub School advisor to choose electives that support their plan of study and Plan A or Plan B thesis. Choose from any of the following categories:

1. Social & Cultural Sciences: AGEC 4720, AGEC 5660, AMST 5030, ANTH 5260, ECON 5410, ENR 5560, ENR 5600, ENR 5920, ENR/ANTH 4310, ENR/GEOG 4040, GEOG 4340, GEOG 5310 , GEOG 5570, GEOG 5590, GWST 5450, NASC 5650, or REWM 5103

2. Law & Policy: ENR 5750, ENR 5890, ENR/GEOG/POLS 4052, INST/POLS 5455, LAW 6660, LAW 6700, LAW 6800, LAW 6860, LAW 6865, POLS 5051, or POLS 5475

3. Natural & Physical Sciences: BOT 5280, BOT 5700, BOT 5775, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/REWM 5285, ENR/PATB 5240, GEOG 5440, GEOG 5450, PLNT 5120, REWM 5000, REWM 5400, REWM 5580, REWM 5710, REWM 5750, RNEW 5500, or SOIL 5150

4. Communication: ENR 5270, ENR/AGEC 5450, ENR 5870

5. Quantitative & Qualitative Methods: BOT 5550, COJO 5070, ENR/AGEC 5550, ENR/GEOL 5525, GIST 5050, GIST 5100, GIST 5150, GIST/ RNEW 5130, or STAT 5050

Plan A or Plan B Project Research:

1. Both Plan A and Plan B theses lead to original thought, synthesis, or integration of relevant elements of scholarship on issues pertinent to environmental and natural resources management or policy. The Plan A thesis will incorporate original research and data analysis on an applied environmental or natural resource management problem. The Plan B thesis project is somewhat more flexible and may take a variety of forms. Students will consult their major advisor and graduate committee on the form and content of the Plan A and Plan B thesis.

Graduate Major in ENR

The ENR major is completed in tandem with any UW graduate degree. Students earning the ENR graduate major will take classes and conduct research in such fields as cultural studies, ecology, economics, law and politics, and management to:

• be conversant across a range of field of environmental significance, spanning science and technology to human dimensions of natural resources;

• understand and evaluate the relationship of your primary discipline to other relevant ENR fields; and

• produce discourse, scholarship, and practical solutions that address the complexity of ENR challenges.

In addition to degree requirements of the student’s home department, students must complete 15 credit hours:

6 credit hours in ENR Core courses:

1. Foundations of ENRS: ENR 5100

2. ENR Policy in Practice: ENR 5900

9+ credit hours in ENR Electives courses (choose three+ courses from any of the following categories):

1. Human Dimensions: AGEC 4720, AGEC 5660, AMST 5030, ANTH 5260, ECON 5410, ENGL 4075, ENR 5450, ENR 5560, ENR 5600, ENR/ ANTH 4310, ENR/GEOG 4040, GEOG 4340, GEOG 5310, GEOG 5570, GEOG 5590, NASC 5650, REWM 5103, or GWST 5450

2. Law & Policy: ENR 5750, ENR/GEOG/ POLS 4052, INST/POLS 5455, LAW 6660, LAW 6700, LAW 6800, LAW 6860, LAW 6865, POLS 5051, or POLS 5475

3. Natural & Physical Sciences: BOT 5280, BOT 5700, BOT 5775, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/REWM 5285, ENR/PATB 5240, GEOG 5440, GEOG 5450, PLNT 5120, REWM 5000, REWM 5580, REWM 5710, REWM 5750, REWM 5400, RNEW 5500, or SOIL 5150

4. Quantitative & Qualitative Methods: BOT 5550, ENR/AGEC 5550, ENR/GEOL 5525, GIST 5050, GIST 5100, GIST 5150, GIST/RNEW 5130, or STAT 5050

Additional Program Requirements:

1. Statement of Purpose: Prior to or concurrent with declaring an Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) graduate major or minor, students must submit a 1-page Statement of Purpose describing how the Haub School’s program aligns with their academic and professional goals.

2. Cumulative Learning Analysis: Immediately prior to graduation, students must submit a 1-2 page Cumulative Learning Analysis, analyzing their learning as a whole throughout their graduate work, informed by their coursework, research and co-curricular activities.

3. Program Completion Letter: Upon completion of ENR coursework, students will arrange a meeting with their advisor to ensure all requirements have been met. Once this step is complete, their advisor will submit a signed Program Completion Letter to the registrar, indicating the student should receive the ENR concurrent degree.

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in ENR

Students working toward the J.D./M.A. in ENR consult a Haub School advisor to design a program of study tailored to meet their educational goals. Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits for the master’s degree:

9 credit hours in ENR Core courses:

1. Foundations of ENRS: ENR 5100

2. ENR Policy in Practice: ENR 5900

3. Plan B Writing Seminar (1 credit): ENR 5890 ENR Topics: Thesis

Typically completed in the second semester of the second year.

4. Plan B Thesis: JD/MA (2 credits): ENR 5961

9 credit hours in ENR Electives courses

(choose three+ courses in consultation with Haub School advisor):

1. Humanities: AMST 5030, ANTH 5620, ENGL 4075, ENR 5560, ENR 5600, ENR/GEOG 4040, GEOG 5310, NASC 5650, or GWST 5450

2. Environmental Science: BOT 5280, BOT 5700, BOT 5775, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/ZOO 5240, ENR/REWM 5285, GEOG 5440, GEOG 5450, GEOG 5880, PLNT 5120, REWM 5580, REWM 5710, RNEW 5400, RNEW 5500, or SOIL 5150

3. Social Science: AGEC 4720, AGEC 5660, ECON 5410, ENR 5750, ENR/AGEC 5450, ENR/AGEC 5550, ENR 5050, ENR/GEOL 5525, ENR/POLS 5051, GEOG 5325, GIST 5130, GIST 5211, INST/POLS 5445, INST/POLS 5455, INST/POLS 5475, POLS 5710, REWM 5000, REWM 5103, or STAT 5050

Students must take a minimum of 9 credits outside the College of Law. Courses familiarize students with non-law ENR perspectives and approaches. Students work with a Haub School advisor to select courses from an approved list.

12 credit hours in Environmental and Natural Resources Law Specialization courses:

Students will take 12 credits to gain depth in ENR law, selected from the following options in consultation with Haub School advisor. Special approval may be granted for special topics courses.

LAW 6510, LAW 6660, LAW 6700, LAW 6790, LAW 6800, LAW 6860, LAW 6890, LAW 6910, LAW 6991, LAW 6992, LAW 6915, LAW 6915, or LAW 6500

Plan B Project research:

1. Students must complete a cumulative work of scholarship known as the Plan B project. The Plan B offers more flexibility than a traditional thesis in content and format. Students will be required to choose a Haub School faculty committee chair and at least two additional committee members. Committee composition is subject to approval by the program chair and Dean of the Haub School. A public oral defense of the project is required. All members of the student’s committee must be present at the defense. The student’s committee has to give final approval of the student’s Plan B thesis and defense via a report of final examination.

Graduate Minor in ENR

The ENR graduate minor is designed for doctoral students in any discipline who want to broaden their perspectives, experiences, and critical thinking skills to complex environmental problems. The minor is also available to master’s students.

In addition to degree requirements of the student’s home department, students must complete 12 credit hours:

6 credit hours in ENR Core courses:

1. Foundations of ENRS: ENR 5100

2. ENR Policy in Practice: ENR 5900

6+ credit hours in ENR Electives courses (choose three+ courses from any of the following categories):

1. Human Dimensions: AGEC 4720, AGEC 5660, AMST 5030, ANTH 5260, ECON 5410, ENGL 4075, ENR 5450, ENR 5560, ENR 5600, ENR/ ANTH 4310, ENR/GEOG 4040, GEOG 4340, GEOG 5310, GEOG 5570, GEOG 5590, NASC 5650, REWM 5103, or GWST 5450

2. Law & Policy: ENR 5750, ENR/GEOG/ POLS 4052, INST/POLS 5455, LAW 6660, LAW 6700, LAW 6800, LAW 6860, LAW 6865, POLS 5051, or POLS 5475

3. Natural & Physical Sciences: BOT 5280, BOT 5700, BOT 5775, ENR 4010, 4011, and 4012 (must complete all three courses), ENR/REWM 5285, ENR/PATB 5240, GEOG 5440, GEOG 5450, PLNT 5120, REWM 5000, REWM 5580, REWM 5710, REWM 5750, REWM 5400, RNEW 5500, or SOIL 5150

4. Quantitative & Qualitative Methods: BOT 5550, ENR/AGEC 5550, ENR/GEOL 5525, GIST 5050, GIST 5100, GIST 5150, GIST/RNEW 5130, or STAT 5050

Additional Program Requirements:

1. Statement of Purpose: Prior to or concurrent with declaring an Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) graduate major or minor, students must submit a 1-page Statement of Purpose describing how the Haub School’s program aligns with their academic and professional goals.

2. Cumulative Learning Analysis: Immediately prior to graduation, students must submit a 1-2 page Cumulative Learning Analysis, analyzing their learning as a whole throughout their graduate work, informed by their coursework, research and co-curricular activities.

3. Program Completion Letter: Upon completion of ENR coursework, students will arrange a meeting with their advisor to ensure all requirements have been met. Once this step is complete, their advisor will submit a signed Program Completion Letter to the registrar, indicating the student should receive the ENR concurrent degree.

Graduate Minor in Collaborative Practice

The Collaborative Practice minor is designed to provide students with skills in designing, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating collaborative decision-making processes. Students pursuing the Collaborative Practice minor will:

• build process competencies in collaborative decision making and problem solving, and

• deepen their knowledge in the application of collaborative processes in specific contexts (natural resources, health, education, business, etc.).

Collaborative Practice minor students who are currently working towards an ENR graduate major may not count ENR 5290 or ENR 5291 towards their ENR major. ENR 5450 (Negotiation) and one elective (approved for both the Collaborative Practice minor and the ENR major) may count for both. In addition to degree requirements of the student’s home department, students must complete 12 credit hours:

9 credit hours in Collaborative Practice Core courses:

1. Negotiation: ENR 5450 (3 credits)

2. Principles & Methods in Collaborative Practice: ENR 5920 (3 credits)

3. Collaborative Practicum: ENR 5921 (3 credits; may be completed for 1+ credit hours over multiple semesters)

3 credit hours in Collaborative Practice Electives

Students will consult with their Haub School advisor to choose an elective to deepen their process competencies or build knowledge for application of collaborative govenance in specific contexts (natural resources, health, education, business, etc.). Context specific electives should focus on policy within that context.

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