Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environment & Natural Resources, B.S. or Concurrent Major


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.

Program Overview


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:


Foundations of Environmental Science


(Choose one course):

Environment & Society


Approaches to Problem Solving


Environmental Assessment


Applied Experience (2 credits)


21+ Credit Hours of ENR Disciplines Courses:


Physical & Natural Science


ENR Electives


(Select from the following, minimum three credits required):

Any course with code ENR 1000-4999

An Approved Major in Any Discipline


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

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.

Haub School Requirements (for B.S. ENR only)


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:

1. U.S. Diversity (choose one course)

2. Global Awareness (choose one course)

Additional Requirements:


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.

Additionally, 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;
  • earn 12 credits unique to each program when enrolled in multiple Haub School programs;
  • 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.