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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
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804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-5080
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Graduate Major in Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)

As an ENR graduate student, you will take classes and conduct research in a wide range of areas of environmental significance, such as cultural studies, ecology, economics, law and politics, and management. The ENR curriculum is intended to complement those studies and provide the interdisciplinary perspective necessary to understand and resolve complex natural resource challenges.

The ENR curriculum achieves that goal through a set of ENR core courses and electives. In ENR core courses, students with diverse disciplinary training, backgrounds, and aspirations come together to think synergistically, practice interdisciplinary cooperation, and critically evaluate the multiple dimensions of complex environmental challenges. ENR elective courses are intended to expose students to the range of knowledge and approaches relevant to this field.

Upon graduation from the ENR program, you should:

  • Be conversant across a range of fields of environmental significance, spanning science and technology to human dimensions of natural resources;
  • Understand and evaluate the relationship of your primary discipline to other relevant ENR fields; and
  • Be producing discourse, scholarship, and practical solutions the complexity of ENR challenges.


Narrative justification

A one- page outline of how the courses meet both your professional and academic interests and embody the goals of the ENR program.

Core courses

3 credits: Approaches to ENR problem- solving (ENR 5000)

3 credits: Environmental assessment (ENR 5900)

  • Domestic focus
  • International focus


Choose 3 electives, 9 credits total, from the following categories:

Analytical techniques

Acquire specific skills necessary to design effective research and evaluate complex natural resource challenges.

Cultural Studies

Examine the diversity of environmental and natural resource perspectives and experiences, including the role of personal and collective value systems and structural inequalities of shaping those perspectives.

Economics of the environment

Understand the process and results of economic analysis of environmental and natural resource issues.

Environmental education and leadership

Identify and evaluate best practices in environmental and outdoor leadership.

Human dimensions of ENR management

Analyze practices related to managing resources for human benefit and ecological health.

Natural and physical sciences

Gain scientific understanding of environmental and natural resource issues such as water, climate, and wildlife.

Policy & law

Explore the content and implications of past and current environmental and natural resource policies.


See the curriculum and requirements for the major and tracks.

View ENR courses in the UW bulletin.

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