Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environment & Natural Resources Graduate Major

The ENR graduate major is completed in tandem with any UW graduate degree. Graduates will understand and evaluate the relationship of their primary discipline to other environmental fields to address the complexity of environmental challenges.

Program Overview

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.

Graduate students interested in the concurrent major in 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. During the Haub School admission process, students will submit a one-page Statement of Purpose. Current application requirements are available online.

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

6 Credit Hours in ENR Core Courses:

9+ Credit Hours in ENR Electives Courses:

(Choose three+ courses from any of the following categories)

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.