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Natural Resource Conservation

The natural resource conservation minor offers an integrated approach to managing natural resources from a sustainability perspective. This minor addresses the diverse biological, physical, social, economic, and political aspects of natural resources and stewardship. Ultimately, this curriculum offers students interested in the conservation of natural resources challenging and rewarding experiences while simultaneously preparing them for future careers requiring a fundamental and strong background in the management and conservation of natural resources.

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For more information about the natural resource conservation minor, please contact:

Susan Helmink
N-507 Turner Hall
shelmink@illinois.edu
217-265-0170

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An undergraduate minor is a coherent program of study requiring some depth in the subject, but not as extensive of a program as the major, and allow students to gain expertise in an area secondary to their major. Our campus has more than 100 undergraduate minors to choose from. Most minors entail a comprehensive study of the discipline, rather than focusing on a narrow subfield of study. In general, minors consist of at least 16 and no more than 21 hours of coursework.