Cornell offers outstanding opportunities for students to pursue studies in Natural Resources, a field of study that sits at the interface of science and policy. The curriculum in Natural Resources emphasizes the study of species and populations, their environment, and the institutions and policy that humans use to conserve and manage them. Natural Resources at Cornell is a flexible major, and free electives can account for as much 39 credits out of a total of 120 credits required for graduation.
Career opportunities in Natural Resources are diverse, spanning private and public sectors, in addition to continuing study of science and policy in academia. An undergraduate degree in Natural Resources also is excellent background for a career path in environmental education, environmental law, and it is even becoming a creative way to enter into the business world.
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