Bachelor of Science

Natural Resource Science and Management


Create, manage, conserve and restore natural and urban ecosystems sustainably, while meeting goals and needs of society. Apply what you learn to conserving plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, rivers, streams and urban areas.

Classes You Might Take

  • Forest Ecology
  • Natural Resource Policy
  • Dendrology
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Principles of Wildlife Management

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Emphasis Areas


Learn more about our accredited emphasis areas.

Why CAFNR for Natural Resource Science and Management

Outdoor learning laboratories are plentiful near campus, including prairie, forests, streams and many other ecosystems.

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Career Possibilities

Agricultural Instruction
District Sales Management
Education Outreach
Community Development
Safety Training

Employers & Internship Locations

U.S. Forest Service • Missouri Department of Conservation • Pioneer Forest LLC • Missouri Department of Natural Resources • Heartland Forest Consulting • USDA • Resource Management Service, LLC • Bureau of Land Management • United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Signature Experience

Study Abroad

One of the many unique experiences available for natural resource science and management students is a signature study abroad program. Explore protection and management of tropical ecosystems through CAFNR’s study abroad experience in Belize.

Study Abroad
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Take the Next Step


Admissions and Application

You can declare Natural Resource Science and Management as your major at any point during your career at MU without a separate application.

  • Current students: Declare or change your major.
  • New students: Apply to MU and choose Natural Resource Science and Management as your major.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

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