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 credits

Or

BIOL 1450Biology I

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

First Year

Second Semester

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Or

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

Or

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

Or

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

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 credits

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

And

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

And

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

And

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

BIOL 3340/BIOL 8345Ecology

4 credits

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

And

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

Or

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

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.