Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations)

College of Agriculture

Understand the interactions of living organisms and their relationships to soils, water, and air. Natural Resources and Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary science-based program with concentration areas in Air Quality, Environmental Policy Analysis and Economics, Land Resources, Water Quality, or a student-derived focus area.  NRES graduates work for businesses, industries, non-profits, and governmental agencies.  Others continue their education in environmental law, teaching, or working in research.

Concentrations include:

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (multiple concentrations) Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Contact Information

Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Phone: 765-494-4786

  • Environmental consultant
  • Wetland scientist
  • Field chemist
  • Species conservation specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Surveyor
  • Ecological risk assessor
  • Health and safety manager
  • Environmental attorney
  • Industrial engineer
  • Environmental hygienist
  • Pollution control director
  • Soil conservationist

  • Related Career Interests


    Environment and Ecology

    Science and Research