Pre-Natural Resources - Transfer Program

A student who successfully completes this program may enter CASNR to study for a Bachelor of Science degree. Degrees for four-year programs in natural resources include applied climate science, 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 UNL advisors to ensure appropriate course selection.

Requirements

Degree Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredits
BIOL 1020
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
or BIOLOGY I
5
ENGL 1150
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
or ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
3
GEOL 1170 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 4
MATH 1320 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 3-5
BIOLOGY II  
or Emphasis Elective
 
Select one of the following: 3-5
TRIGONOMETRY  
CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES  
CALCULUS I  
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective 3
ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective 3
 Credits15-19
Second Year
First Semester
BIOL 2140 GENETICS 4
Select one of the following: 4
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
 
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
 
ECON 2200 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO) 3
MATH 1530 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective 3
 Credits17
Second Semester
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
BIOL 3340 ECOLOGY 4
Select one of the following: 4-5
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
 
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS  
ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits62-67

Additional Information

Requirements for natural sciences vary among degree programs. Please verify specific requirements with a CASNR advisor and/or the UNL Catalog before selecting natural sciences courses.

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-Natural Resources 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.