Requirements for the Minor
The Minor Program of Study in Natural Resources consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours of required and elective courses. Any undergraduate student at Cornell may enroll, subject to availability, in courses required for the minor. Those interested in the minor should submit the Undergraduate Minor Form to the department's Undergraduate Program Assistant by Junior year.
Students are personally responsible for planning their minor program of study in conjunction with their major advisor. Students and advisors in other departments should contact the Department of Natural Resources Undergraduate Program Assistant, Marian Hovencamp at 607-255-2809 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if they have questions about Natural Resources courses. The Undergraduate Program Assistant can arrange for a student to meet with a Department of Natural Resources if advisor assistance with course selection is desired. However, a Department of Natural Resources advisor assignment is not required.
In the student's final semester, he or she must submit an Application to Graduate form. In order to verify the completion of the Minor Program of Study in Natural Resources, the student must bring a copy of his or her transcript (it need not be an official copy) to the Undergraduate Program Assistant for verification that all required courses have been satisfactorily competed or are in the process of being completed. Upon review of a satisfactory transcript, the Undergraduate Program Assistant will verify on the Application to Graduate form that the requirements for the Minor Program of Study in Natural Resources have been completed.
In order to receive any consideration or priority in course enrollment, an Undergraduate Minor Form must be submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Please note that admission to the minor does not guarantee that a student will be able to take a given Natural Resources course in a given semester, any more than being a Natural Resources major offers any such guarantee.
For more information, please contact Marian Hovencamp at 607-255-2809 or email@example.com.
|Required Core Courses:||NTRES 2010: Environmental Conservation [Spring]|
NTRES 2201: Society and Natural Resources [Spring]
A field course of your choice that gives experience of fieldwork
(i.e., NTRES 4200/4201, 4220/4221; 4560, 3260; BIOEE 3611)*
|Elective Courses:||Choose at least three Advanced Courses, with at least one from either "Species and Populations" or "Ecosystems", and one from "Policy."|
|Species and Populations||NTRES 3100: Applied Population Ecology [Fall]|
NTRES 3130: Biological Statistics I [Fall]
NTRES 4100: Advanced Conservation Biology: Concepts/Techniques [Fall]
NTRES 4110: Quantitative Ecology of Fisheries Resources [Spring; alt yr]
NTRES 4120: Wildlife Population:Techniques & Models [Spring; alt yr]
NTRES 4130: Biological Statistics II
NTRES 4280: Principles and Practices of Wildlife Science [Spring; alt yr]
|Ecosystems||NTRES 3110: Fish Ecology, Conservation, and Management [Spring]|
NTRES 3030: Introduction to Biogeochemistry [Fall]
NTRES 3220: Global Ecology and Management [Fall]
NTRES 3240: Sustainable, Ecologically Based Management of Water Resources [Spring]
NTRES 3250: Forest Management/Maple Syrup Production [Spring; alt yr]
NTRES 3260: Applied Conservation Ecology [Spring]
NTRES 4200: Forest Ecology (lecture) [Fall]
NTRES 4220: Wetland Ecology (lecture) [Fall]
NTRES 4240: Landscape Impact Analysis [Spring; alt yr]
NTRES 4560: Stream Ecology [Fall; alt yr]
|Policy||NTRES 3300: Natural Resources Planning & Management [Fall]|
NTRES 3311: Environmental Governance [Fall]
NTRES 3320: Introduction to Ethics and Environment [Fall]
NTRES 3330: Indigenous & Local Ecological Knowledge [Fall]
NTRES 4300: Environmental Policy Processes[Spring]
NTRES 4320: Human Dimensions of Coupled Ecological Systems [Spring]
NTRES 4330: Applied Environmental Philosophy [Spring]
NTRES 4340: International Conservation: Communities/Management [Fall]
NTRES 4440: Resource Management and Environmental Law [Spring]
NTRES 4800: Global Seminar: Building Sustainable Environments [Spring]
* The field course taken to meet this requirement cannot be counted twice (i.e., as an advanced course).