The Time is Now
Employers around the state and country have told us that a large number of people in the natural resources workforce are starting to retire. With this trend, there's no better time to earn a degree in natural resources. Employers are also encouraging students to work in relevant jobs during their summers, to gain valuable insights into the variety of careers that only come from real-world training. Whichever one of our eight undergraduate degree programs you pursue, our staff can help you find exciting hands-on summer jobs to complement your in-class instruction.
Learning From Day One
From day one in the College of Natural Resources, you will be part of a vibrant learning environment that is forward thinking, fun and practical. You'll get to know your professors, and you'll establish an important network of lifelong friends and peers that share your passion for ensuring a sustainable environment in which all can thrive.
Flexibility to Explore
Our programs work together to offer an interdisciplinary core curriculum featuring eight undergraduate degrees and option and minor areas. And if you aren't yet sure what program is right for you, rest easy. That's why you'll be taking Natural Resources 101.
Natural Resources 101
Beginning each fall, all incoming College of Natural Resources (CNR) freshmen are required to take Natural Resources 101 – Exploring Natural Resources. This activity-based class is designed to help students get oriented to their new lives at the university and in northern Idaho. The class is centered around four field trips that explore Moscow and the Palouse while learning orienteering skills like compass and map reading, basic land measurements and ecosystem assessments. Each field trip includes an overview of landscapes and teamwork to explore potential careers and ecosystems.