Pre-Natural Resources - Preprofessional Program

A student who successfully completes this program may enter CASNR to study for a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources. Degrees for four-year programs in natural resources include fisheries and wildlife, natural resource and environmental economics, range science, soil science, water science and environmental studies. The following suggested program of study fulfills the minimum requirements for the first four semesters of any natural resources degree.

Degree Requirements

First Year

First Semester

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

*Requirements for natural sciences vary among degree programs, and not all programs require biology, chemistry and physics (some minimally require courses from two of the three science areas). Please verify specific requirements with a CASNR adviser and/or the UNL Catalog before selecting natural sciences courses.

**MATH 1320. Hours earned in MATH 1320 will not count toward the mathematics requirements for UNL CASNR. Students are encouraged to use MATH 1320 as a free elective for their UNL CASNR program of study if they have an algebra deficiency. Students should complete their mathematics sequence at UNO. Since certain degrees require calculus the student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements in specific degrees of interest.

First Year

Second Semester

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Year

First Semester

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

And

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

BIOL 3340Ecology

4 credits

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

And

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

Or

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:16