Ecology, Evolution, Natural Resources

The Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources Undergraduate Program provides students a means to understand how natural living systems function and evolve and how they can be managed to conserve biodiversity while providing benefits to people. Students may pursue course work that prepares them for traditional careers in resource management or they may take a broader array of courses that meets interests related to the conservation of natural resources and the ecology and evolution of natural systems. Graduates may pursue further study at the graduate level or find career opportunities in academe and in public or private organizations involved in the management of natural resources. The flexibility of this major is intended to meet a variety of student interests and needs. Students are encouraged to organize curricular and elective courses to fulfill simultaneously the requirements of a minor such as the Science Teacher Education Program or a certificate in Environmental Geomatics. For more information about the Program, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers maintains current information for prospective, incoming, and current students as well as for parents and alumni.

First Semester Planning

We recommend that students register for approximately 15 credits each semester and no more than 16 credits in their first semester. Your schedule should be well-balanced and include coursework from a variety of subjects. A diverse schedule will help you begin your studies in potential majors and minors; explore a breadth of new knowledge across departments at Rutgers to meet SAS Core Curriculum learning goals; and survey broader academic interests through elective courses as you work to attain the required 120 degree credits for graduation.

Your schedule will look something like this:

College Writing or English course per placement results (3 credits)

Major Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Major or Minor Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

 Byrne or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1 credit) 

 Total Credits: 15-16

At a Glance


Undergraduate Advisor
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Programs Offered:

Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Minor in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

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