Natural Resources and the Environment

Explore the UConn Natural Resources and the Environment website for departmental information. Course descriptions below correspond to the UConn undergraduate course catalog.

NRE 1000E: Environmental Science

Three credits ($150). Offered Full-year.

An introduction to basic concepts and areas of environmental concern and how these problems can be effectively addressed. Topics include human population; ecological principles; conservation of biological resources; biodiversity; croplands, rangelands, forestlands; soil and water conservation; pollution and water management; and wildlife and fisheries conservation.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of two years of high school science is recommended.

Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach Early College Experience Environmental Science courses is a Master’s Degree in one of the environmental science fields (e.g. environmental biology, natural resources, chemistry, earth science, geography, economics) or Education and experience in education and study in environmental science.

Instructor Resources:

NRE 1000E Syllabus (PDF)