Current Students

Current Students

Advising Each Semester

The ENST Department has mandatory advising for all of its students at least once each semester. You can view a powerpoint detailing the importance of advising here. The following advising materials will provide you the resources needed to assist you in planning your four year program here in ENST. Please contact your assigned advisor to arrange an appointment time and come prepared with the following:

  1. Curriculum sheet checked off

  2. GenEd or CORE sheet filled out

  3. Planning Grid filled out

  4. ENST's Student Questionnaire filled out

  5. Unofficial transcripts printed out from Testudo

This will help ensure your advising appointment will be efficient and allow you additional time to discuss your current semester, future semester, and future career goals. If you are unsure of you assigned advisor for the current semester, please send an email to Dr. Jose-Luis Izursa with your name, ENST concentration, and UID.

For additional information:

Review the undergraduate FAQs page: ENST Undergraduate FAQs

Additional information can be found at the advising blog:  ENST Advising blog

Curriculum Sheets

Ecological Technology Design

Ecological Technology Design Major Curriculum Sheet

The ENST concentration in Ecological Technology Design prepares students for integrating natural systems with the built environment to solve environmental problems while achieving economic, ecological and social sustainability. The science and applications of using natural systems, processes and organisms to address environmental issues has evolved during the last few decades to a mature level whereby there are strong employment opportunities for graduates that are cross-educated in ecology and technology. 

Ecosystem Health

ENST Ecosystem Health Major Curriculum Sheet

The ENST concentration in Ecosystem Health (previously Environmental Health) gives students the concepts and skills to work in this broad and increasingly important field with wide ranging applications in the environmental science and public health fields. The field encompasses environmental factors and ecosystem functions that affect human health and the effects of human activities on the ecosystem products and services we depend on. Example topics within the field include ecological risk analysis, environmental toxicology, environmental impact assessment, chemical fate and transport, human health risk assessment, industrial hygiene, air quality, environmental microbiology, food safety and security, biodiversity and human health, and children’s environmental health. 

 

Soil and Watershed Science

ENST Soil Science Major Curriculum Sheet

The concentration in Soil and Watershed Science provides students with one of the top soil science programs in the nation. The concentration enables students to understand the complex ways in which aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are influenced by soil properties and processes and land management decisions. The soil performs such critical ecological functions as supplying and purifying water, recycling wastes, nurturing plants, modifying the atmosphere by emitting or sequestering gases and particulates, providing habitat for the most diverse biological communities on Earth, and serving as a medium for human engineering projects. 

 

Natural Resources Management

ENST Natural Resource Management Major Curriculum Sheet

The ENST concentration in Natural Resources Management is designed to teach students concepts of the environmentally sound use and management of natural resources. Ecosystems and human societies are linked in complex cycles and relationships between vegetation and wildlife, forests and cities, conservation and development. By learning to participate effectively within these cycles, we will help sustain a harmonious relationship between the environment and human activities. 

 

Undecided Concentration

ENST Undecided Major Curriculum Sheet

For ENST students who are unsure of their concentration, these Undecided Curriculum sheets are designed to guide students through broad ENST Core classes with the goal of deciding a concentration by their third semester of classes.

 

Soil Science Minor

Soil Science Minor Curriculum Sheet

The Soil Science Minor allows students to gain expertise by engaging with one of the top soil science programs in the nation. This minor enables students to understand the complex ways in which aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are influenced by soil properties and processes and land management decisions.

 

Academic Plans

Four-Year Plans

Four-year plans for students entering ENST Fall 2018 and later:

Four-year plans for students who entered ENST prior to Spring 2018:

Two-Year Plans

Two-year plans for students entering ENST Fall 2018 and later:

Two-year plans for students who entered ENST prior to Spring 2018:

Academic Honors

Overview

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Honors Program is intended to provide academically talented students with the opportunity for significant professional development through pursuit of a scholarly investigation under the guidance of a faculty adviser and to provide recognition of that development through the college honors citation. The scholarly investigation should go beyond the scope of the regular curriculum.

Eligibility

  • The student must be enrolled as a College of Agriculture and Natural Resources major.

  • The student must have completed at least 56 credits (junior standing) and must have completed at least 12 credits in their major.

  • The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and a minimum gpa of 3.2 in courses required in the major.

Requirements

  • Six or more credits in upper-level honors courses, seminars, or workshops. These courses may be from any department on campus and may also be used to meet other requirements such as CORE Advanced Studies if approved as such. Graduate courses in the department (600-level), may substitute for any part of this requirement.

  • Six or more credits of DEPARTMENTAL 388 Honors Thesis Research under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a thesis and satisfactory performance on an oral defense of the thesis conducted by two or more faculty members. Following a successful defense the student needs to file appropriate forms available from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Academic Programs Office.

Apply

Students interested in entering the AGNR College Honors Program should contact Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Joe Sullivan. Admission will be based on grades, background and work experience as well as evidence of the motivation and maturity necessary for the successful completion of the program. Admission will also be contingent upon the availability of a faculty advisor. 

Benefits

All students enrolled in departmental honors are members of the University Honors Program and as such, may register for Honors courses and seminars offered through the program. Other benefits include eligibility for Honors scholarships, Honors housing, and participation in all Honors student activities and organizations.