Prospective Undergraduate Students

Students in the Warner College of Natural Resources don't just study the environment in books; they get dirty, get first hand experience, and they have been doing it for over 100 years! Experiential education is the foundation of our programs, because to study the outdoors, you have to get outdoors, like at our 1,200 acre mountain campus.  The wide range of undergraduate degrees in Natural Resources and the Environment rivals any college in the nation. From managing wildlife to outdoor recreation to managing forests, our college is involved on every level of sustaining our world.
 
But don't just take our word for it:

Live in the NATURAL RESOURCES ResidenCE hall!



Office of Admissions

 

             

What Do You Want To Study? Majors/Minors

Contact Ethan Billingsley if you have questions about becoming a WCNR student- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Sustainability is all about balancing ecosystem health, societal demands and economies. This degree gives students in-depth knowledge of ecosystems while also allowing students to choose an emphasis area with an extensive list of elective courses. Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
 

 

 Career Options
Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

With a backyard that incudes moose, bears, and mountain lions, Fort Collins is a great place to develop as  a wildlife professional.  Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Conservation Biology
Wildlife Biology
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 
Minors:
Fishery Biology

Career Options
Forestry

Our Forestry program began in 1904 and continues to be a leader in the field. Four concentrations within the major and our own Colorado State Forest Service allow for educational and experiential opportunities unique to CSU. Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Forest Management
Forest Biology
Forest Fire Science
Forest Business  
Minors:
Forestry

 
Career Options
Geosciences

From earthquakes to oil, our Geology degree "digs" into a wide variety of issues involving the earth's processes.  Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Geology
Environmental Geology
Geophysics
Hydrogeology  
Minors:
Geology

Career Options
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Looking to learn how to manage and conserve our natural resources through planning, communication and collaboration? If so, this major is for you, full of coursework to prepare you for non-profit, private and public organizations. Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Human Dimensions of Natural Resouces
 
Minors:
(none)

Career Options
Natural Resources Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world! This major's four concentrations can get you involved, whether it is managing our Nation's parks or a whitewater rafting company.   Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Natural Resource Tourism
Global Tourism
Minors:
(none)

Career Options
Natural Resources Management

How about a broad education in the Natural Resources where you take wildlife, forestry, and other courses from all the majors? Students specialize by choosing from one of WCNR's 8 minors or from the 60+ minors available at CSU.   Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Natural Resources Management
Minors:
Spatial Information Management
Ecological Restoration
C
onservation Biology

Career Options
Rangeland Ecology

Rangelands occupy nearly 50 percent of the earth's land surface and consist of grasslands, savannas, deserts, alpine communities and much more! See how you can preserve and manage some of these spectacular ecosystems. Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Range and Forest Management
Restoration Ecology
Conservation and Management  
Minors:
 Rangeland Ecology

Career Options
Watershed Science

Water is arguably the most important resource in the West and the World! This major will prepare you to assess and resolve the water issues we face.  Learn more.

Curriculum Checksheets: 
Watershed Science
Minors:
Watershed Science

Career Options