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Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment

The HDNRE graduate degree program exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art methodologies, theories, and technologies for addressing contemporary resource and societal issues.

This transdisciplinary dual-title intercollege program exposes students to issues, including, but not limited to:

  • global climate change
  • sustainable energy, food, and fiber supplies
  • threats to biodiversity
  • water pollution and availability
  • genetic modification
  • sustainable design

HDNRE's philosophical foundation embraces the premise that solutions to natural resource and environment related problems and issues require the integration of biophysical, sociodemographic, sociocultural, and historical dimensions.

Solutions to natural resource and environment related problems and issues require the integration of separate disciplines. Program faculty are drawn from colleges across the university, bringing disciplinary expertise in research, teaching, and service to the program. With a fully engaged, committed, and integrated faculty, an environment conducive to the creation of innovative solutions to vexing issues emerges.

More information about the program.