Natural resources school changes degree offering

The natural resources management degree offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of  Natural Resources and Extension will be revised and streamlined beginning in fall 2014.

The revised degree will teach decision-making to promote sustainable resource management in Alaska and elsewhere, so students can become leaders in environmental stewardship and responsibly develop natural resources.

“We work to promote an understanding of the natural environment and its resources through scientific research, education and programs to restore and preserve the integrity of natural areas,” said SNRE Interim Dean Stephen Sparrow. “Our students get their boots dirty; in addition to classroom work, there are ample opportunities to study in the field.”

The NRM degree will no longer offer concentrations, which previously existed in the fields of high-latitude agriculture, forest sciences, and humans and the environment. Students currently enrolled will be able to fulfill the degrees available when they entered the program.

The revised degree will provide for a pre-veterinary medicine track to prepare students to apply for acceptance to veterinary medicine schools.

To learn more about the NRM degree, contact Martha Westphal, 907-474-5276 or