Our students apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and in a variety of field experiences unmatched by any program in the country. Among the courses offered are:
- Courses taught by HDNR Faculty
- Other Natural Resource Courses
- Pingree Park
- CSU Wildlands Course / Manejo de Areas Protegidas
- Partners With Professionals Internship Program
- Study Abroad
- NRRT 330 Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management
- NRRT 605 Recreation Behavior Theory
- NRRT 262 Principles of Environmental Communication
- NRRT 360 Group Decision Making in Natural Resources
- NRRT 361 Natural Resources and the Mass Media
- NRRT 362 Environmental Conflict Management
- NR 365 Environmental Education
- NRRT 462 Environmental Communication in Natural Resources
- NRRT 463 Non-Profit Administration in Conservation
- NRRT 270 Principles of Natural Resource Tourism
- NRRT 320 International Issues in Recreation & Tourism
- NRRT 372 Tourism Promotion
- NRRT 442 Tourism Planning
- NRRT 460 Conference & Event Planning
- NRRT 470 Tourism Impacts
- NRRT 471 Starting & Managing Your Own Tourism Enterprise
- NRRT 550 Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism Development
- NRRT 666 - Qualitative Research in HDNR
- NR 460 Wilderness Management
- NRRT 231 Principles of Park and Protected Area Management
- NRRT 331 Parks and Protected Areas Management Fundamentals
- NRRT 431 Park and Protected Area Planning
- NRRT 439 Open Space and Natural Area Planning and Management
- NRRT 376 Recreation Measurements
- NRRT 565 Research in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
- NRRT 665 Survey Research & Analysis in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
- NRRT 765 Applied Multivariate Analysis in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
- NR387: Internship I - Preparation for field experience in natural resources management.
- NR400: Public Relations in Natural Resources - Effective public relations and public information programs applicable to natural resource professionals.
- NR320: Natural Resources Policy and Administration - Policy and administration in resource agencies.
- NR365: Environmental Education - History, philosophy, and strategies being used in K-12 and public agencies to advance environmental stewardship.
- NR440: Land Use Planning - Integration of natural resource, social, institutional factors in regional resource planning.
- NR220: Natural Resources Ecology and Measurements - Ecology of Rocky Mountain ecosystems. Basic measurements and integrated management of natural resources. Pingree Park Campus.
- F311: Forest Ecology - Relationships of ecological concepts to the dynamics of forest ecosystems.
- NR300: Biological Diversity - Biological diversity examined in context of species; extinction principles, techniques of conservation biology utilized to understand and resolve issues.
What types of organizations can I intern at?
The internship and job announcements are received by Paul Layden, internship coordinator for the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.
Organizations such as the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, non-profit organizations, resorts, and local outfitters participate in the program. They give students the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals who agree to help them understand the various aspects of agency operations.
This highly respected program helps to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the university and host organizations. Students are provided with a means for integrating classroom theory with practical field applications.
- NRRT 487 Internship Guide ( revised Spring 2013, 33 pages, 187KB, formatted for 8.5" X 11", paginated for double-sided printing)
- Instructions for Writing Goal Statement
- Internship Approval & Justification Form
- NR 387 Internship Preparation
The HDNR Department at CSU was the first to develop a study abroad program, and has sent over 1,000 of its students to study abroad over the past 25 years. There are a wide range of study abroad programs that are suited for HDNR majors throughout the world.
The Office of International Programs at Colorado State University offers many affordable exchange and study abroad programs specifically designed to address the interests of CSU students. In addition, there are many other study abroad programs, offered by study abroad organizations or other universities, in which CSU students can participate.
Study abroad advisers in the Office of International Programs can assist with finding study abroad programs that offer HDNR courses or field study.
To obtain more specific information on the various CSU programs and general steps to the process, go to http://www.studyabroad.colostate.edu.