Our undergraduate degree program offers students high-impact learning experiences to best prepare them to be natural resources leaders. Educational experiences in our department go beyond the traditional classroom.
Between sophomore and junior year, students are immersed in a rigorous two-week field station that provides hands-on experiences that promotes working closely with diverse individuals while engaging in field-based problem solving. This course focuses on reinforcing classroom principles through implementing various aspects and techniques of natural resource management such as analyzing and assessing management scenarios, performing field measurements, executing conservation planning, and examination of social, legal/regulatory, and economic factors and constraints.
Industries associated with the management of rangeland, wildlife, and fisheries resources are more globalized than ever and recruiters are looking for employees who are able to work in diverse business environments. International programs enhance your global attitude and awareness and improve cultural competency skills. With the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences you have a wide range of opportunities to study, intern, research, and volunteer abroad or virtually. Our department also hosts a faculty-led international programs through Texas A&M University Education Abroad.
Study Abroad in Natural Resources – New Zealand & Australia
Beginning on the South Island of New Zealand, we explore themes related to sustainability, biodiversity, and climate through educational travel, field trips, lecture presentations and seminars, and coursework exercises. Our themes are explored through the contexts of agriculture, community development, tourism, and protected area management (national and marine parks). The goal of the program is to integrate different perspectives drawn from the natural, biological, and social sciences to improve understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment. The program’s focus moves through the remote terrestrial environments of New Zealand’s South Island to the Great Barrier Reef marine environment of Queensland.
- Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA until program start
- Remain in good academic and conduct standing
- Attend at all program-specific meetings
- Meet with faculty member as part of the application requirement
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate in the program. Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.
Find more details and apply on the TAMU Abroad website.
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