Create Your Future Undergraduate Programs

In River

At the School of Natural Resources, we share our passion for the outdoors, emphasizing the interconnectedness of all living things and the world around them. We help you develop the skills needed to manage, sustain and renew our Earth’s natural resources for the common good because our world depends upon your success. Here, you can study everything from groundwater quality to weather patterns at a place where no animal is too small or too scaly to ignore.

Go ahead and escape the ordinary. Seek your adventure with us.


Explores the impacts of weather and climate by collecting and interpreting climate data to determine the role of climate in agriculture, natural systems, and climate policy management.

Initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or contaminated from human activity or natural agents.

Sustains high-quality water supplies in nature for use by plants, animals, people communities, and industries, and resolves conflicts among users.

Conserves and manages wild and captive populations of fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as their habitats in a variety of settings.

Strategizes tree management in urban and rural environments while addressing natural resource challenges, such as invasive pests and climate change. – Expected Fall 2020

Go beyond the classroom with these opportunities

Join a club at SNR and meet other students just like you while learning from professionals, volunteering around the community, and having fun. There are ten clubs to choose from.

UNL and SNR offers many opportunities for students to conduct their own research. Apply for an UCARE, Cabela's Apprenticeship, or other grant and find an advisor to start getting hands-on experience.

We love to learn about natural resources in Nebraska, but we also believe it’s important to learn globally, WE are proud to offer study and research experiences in Namibia, Australia, Greece, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

Come for a Visit

Husker Weekday Visit

Experience for yourself what life is like as a student at Nebraska. Husker Weekdays are free campus visit opportunities held daily. During your visit, you’ll explore campus with a current Nebraska student as your guide, tour a residence hall, and learn more about student involvement opportunities. You’ll also get the chance to discuss important admission, scholarship and financial aid information with Nebraska Office of Admissions staff.

Check out Husker Weekdays

East Campus Visit

The best way to learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is to visit campus. East Campus visits include a tour of east campus, information about CASNR, a one-on-one visit with the recreuitment coordinator of your desired program area, and, best of all, Dairy Store ice cream!

Come to East Campus

Virtual Program Visit

Join us for a chat about the 5 undergraduate program areas offered in the School of Natural Resources. We will touch on the subjects like program areas, undergraduate research, and study abroad. After the presentation, we will spend the remainder of our time with a Q & A session.

Make a Connection

Alec Weisser

Meet Alec

"I decided to attend Nebraska because it is one of the few colleges that offer a water science major. Water science with an emphasis in hydrology is a unique major that combines my passion for water, natural resources, math, and physics. With such a good program in my home town why go anywhere else?"

"My favorite thing about SNR is how personable everyone is. All of my professors are very down to earth and accessible. If I need advice or help with anything I could go to any professor and they would be more than happy to make time for me and help me out. I also have the best adviser on campus, Sara Winn, who always helps me to get the most out of my time in college and keeps me on track. SNR also helps support their students financially, which has been a huge help for me. "

Student Stories

Kayla Gadeken

Meet Kayla

"Outside of classes, I am a student athlete for the Women’s Rifle Team and a member of the Wildlife Club. I have participated in several of the Wildlife Club’s outreach events as well as participated in several community service events around Lincoln."

Student Stories

Matthew Chen

Meet Matthew

"The SNR stood out to me as a great way to learn more about the natural resources that Nebraska needs to protect in the future. Also being a life-long Husker fan, it was hard to think of going elsewhere and having to fake support a different team!"

Student Stories

Jacob Harvey

Meet Jacob

"I came to the University after looking into all the research opportunities and connections to governmental agencies that Nebraska has. There is some form of University extension all around the state and its reputation for effective and meaningful research greatly interested me."

Student Stories

Emma Chesley

Meet Emma

"I love how passionate the community is within SNR, both the student body and the faculty. It’s amazing to hear about all the amazing things everyone stays busy with! Also, I love how many opportunities there are here. I refer to UNL as "opportunity overload," which can be overwhelming at times when it feels like there is so much to do. However, having so many opportunities is never really a bad thing. "

Student Stories

Isabella Murray

Meet Isabelle

"I was recruited to swim here at the University. When I took my official visit, I was not expected to be blown away by the opportunities, resources and people here at Nebraska. I was looking into engineering while visiting other universities, but I took a chance on exploring the Fisheries and Wildlife major and I am so happy I did. I had a meeting with Dr. Mark Pegg and I was truly amazed to find out that I could make a career out of doing the things I love."

Student Stories

Want more information?

Contact Elyse Watson

Undergraduate Recruiter

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Lincoln NE 68583-0981

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Contact Sara Winn

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

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Lincoln NE 68583-0981

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