Pre-Natural Resources - Transfer 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 environmental restoration science, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, grassland ecology and management, natural resource and environmental economics, and water science.  The following suggested program of study fulfills the minimum requirements for the first four semesters of any natural resources program. Since degree program requirements vary, students are expected to work closely with UNO and UNL advisors to ensure appropriate course selection.

Degree Requirements

First Year

First Semester

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5

Or

BIOL 1450Biology I

5

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4

MATH 1320College Algebra

3

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year

Second Semester

BIOL 1750Biology II

5

Or

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3

Or

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3

Or

MATH 1950Calculus I

5

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Second Year

First Semester

BIOL 2140Genetics

4

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

And

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

Or

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3

And

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3

And

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

BIOL 3340Ecology

4

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4

And

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1

Or

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Total Credit Hours: 63-66

 

Additional Information:

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.

EMPHASIS ELECTIVES. Students in the Pre-Agricultural Sciences Program may select from a variety of degrees. Some emphasize the social sciences while others emphasize the physical and biological sciences in the first two years. The student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin to identify the appropriate “Emphasis Elective” for their degrees of interest.