Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) offers an exciting new interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree devoted to the sustainable management of our environment and natural resources.
All students take a common set of 13 courses that provide a foundation in the natural sciences, apply natural and social science concepts within a four-year core sequence, and develop professional skills in quantitative methods, public speaking, cultural sensitivity, and mapping. Students also select one of the following tracks:
Resource Management and Conservation - focuses on the biological and physical science aspects and management of natural resource systems.
Resource Development and Policy - emphasizes the social, cultural, and economic aspects of managing natural resources and the environment.
Work with Top Professors . . .
. . . and join an international, award-winning group that includes world-renowned foresters, soil scientists, hydrologists, and resource economists who are graduates of such schools as UC-Davis, Cornell, Illinois, and other top universities. Get to know and learn from these professionals in our small classes and through laboratory and field experiences.
Use Cutting Edge Technology . . . .
. . . such as geospatial analysis and remote sensing, global positioning systems, and sophisticated analytical instruments and software for monitoring watersheds, water quality, and forest ecosystems.
Team up with Award-Winning Students . . .
. . . recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their achievements.
Open Doors to New Careers and Opportunities
Follow the Resource Management and Conservation track and find employment as an erosion control specialist, environmental inspector, watershed manager, ecotourism manager, or science teacher. Follow the Resource Development and Policy track and work as an environmental policy analyst, an environmental compliance officer, or in community development.
For Fun and Friends . . .
The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has numerous student organizations that provide you with the opportunity to meet new friends with interests similar to yours and participate in social, community-service, and field-related activities. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus is located in a lush tropical valley, only minutes away from mountain forests, coral reefs, and other natural habitats to enjoy.
Are You Prepared?
Freshmen that meet UHM general admission requirements can be admitted directly to the Natural Resources and Environmental Management program. Students who want to transfer into the NREM major are required to have a 2.5 GPA. Transfers from outside UHM need 24 transferable credits. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the NREM advising staff early in their college program for assistance in selecting introductory courses and planning an individual course of study. To streamline a student’s progress toward a degree, advising is mandatory for NREM majors.