College Overview

altThe Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) offers the most comprehensive natural resources program in the country with a focus on critical environmental management problems. We have a student body of 1,300 high-achieving and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about their education and their future careers in natural resources.

Our faculty and scientists are recognized worldwide for their innovative research that addresses society’s most pressing environmental issues. The college’s natural resources programs engage students in hands-on learning experiences based on the very latest scientific information. Many undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in internationally recognized college research programs.

The college is one of the largest in the country with approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students, 63 tenure-track academic faculty and about 500 scientists, researchers, support staff and student employees. Programs are broad, ranging from tourism and watershed management to conservation biology and ecosystem science. Coursework takes students to some of the most spectacular natural areas in Colorado under the guidance of professors who are among the most knowledgeable and experienced in their fields.

Warner College of Natural Resources students come to the college from almost every state in the United States and many international countries. Every department in the college has student clubs in which similar interests are shared, and students are able to meet and work with alumni and professionals who are actively involved in natural resource issues.

The college has a unique and rich history, having grown from one forestry course offered in the Colorado State University Department of Agriculture in 1904, to the most comprehensive natural resources college in the nation. Today, the Warner College of Natural Resources is a national and world leader, solving new and more complex natural resources and environmental issues in a dynamic, fast-paced global community and economy.