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Environment, Natural Resources & Society (ENRS) Graduate Major

Master of Science

The dynamic and rapidly changing environmental and natural resource fields demand professionals to have an integrated understanding across a broad array of disciplines, with one or more areas of significant specialization. Graduates of the MS degree in Environment, Natural Resources & Society will be prepared to become collaborative, interdisciplinary leaders in environmental and natural resource fields such as natural resource management, planning, and administration across sectors including nonprofit, for profit, government, and academic. ENRS graduates will:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary and collaborative mindset
  • Experience critical engagement with community stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Excel in team-based collaborative environments
  • Gain experience in relevant and emergent research methods and practices
  • Develop the focused, expansive, and adaptable skillsets required to succeed and lead in a wide variety of ENRS careers
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and digital communication across a range of audiences and purposes, including developing expertise in public engagement
  • Apply conceptual, critical, and creative thought to relevant environmental and natural resource issues
  • Analyze and evaluate complex systems that contribute to inclusive, sound, and well-informed decisions.

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Plan A - 15 Credit Hours; Plan B – 13 Credit Hours

ENR 5001 Orientation to ENR&S, ENR 5100 Foundations of ENR&S, ENR 5900 ENR Policy in Practice, ENR 5921 Collaborative Practicum (3cr), ENR 5960 Thesis Plan A (4 credits) or Plan B (2 credits). 

enrs electives

15-17 Credit Hours

Choose electives that inform your Plan A or Plan B thesis. Elective courses must be approved by student’s major advisor and graduate committee in the submitted program of study.

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Our economy and our world are changing rapidly. Many of the jobs, career paths, and professional opportunities you could take after you graduate might not even exist yet! The Haub School will prepare you to be a nimble, creative, and critical thinker, building the skills, knowledge, and tools you can apply to wherever you want to forge a path in the future.

Environment, Natural Resources & Society

Career opportunities exist in in private companies like environmental consulting, reclamation/restoration, and regulatory compliance firms, in non-profit organizations that specialize in science communication, outreach, or environmental education, with local, state, or federal agencies in conservation, recreation and open space planning, natural resource management, or land-use planning.

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you could:

  • manage public lands, national parks, and wilderness areas
  • advocate for environmental protections at a local, state, and national level
  • cultivate environmental stewardship through public engagement
  • communicate scientific processes to various audiences


Natural Resources Policy Consultant, Park Ranger, Urban and Regional Planner, Research Scientist, Stewardship Coordinator, Natural Resource Specialist, Range Technician, Field Geologist, Outreach Coordinator, Senior Mediator, Environmental Educator, Field Supervisor



Wyoming Outdoor Council, National Geographic, Bureau of Land Management, Teton Science Schools, Wyoming Conservation Corps, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, International Wolf Center, The Wilderness Society, Meridian Institute

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Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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