The Department of Natural Resources supports courses in the disciplines of applied ecology and management, environmental sociology, and environmental ethics. Many of the department’s courses are required in the Environment & Sustainability core curriculum and concentrations. Our courses offer students an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the fundamental knowledge and analytical tools required to conserve, restore, and manage the Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystem services in sustainable ways. A large number of hands-on field courses provide direct experience working in forests, wetlands, streams and lakes of the region, and in policy-making arenas in the Nation’s Capital. The department’s rich selection of courses emphasizes quantitative and analytical skills that will benefit students intending to pursue graduate study or give themselves an advantage for many jobs in environmental and related fields. Students considering careers in resource and ecosystem management, environmental policy, or biodiversity conservation will be drawn to many of the department’s course offerings.
A complete and current list of Natural Resources Course Offerings can be found in the Cornell University 2019-2020 Courses of Study.