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Natural Resources Management

Degrees Offered

The Natural Resources Management Department recognizes, cultivates, and engages the skills of a diverse cohort of students and delivers a superior learning experience through dedicated teaching, hands-on learning, and research engagement.

Our vision is to be one of the leading programs for the study of natural resources management with a geology emphasis and for the placement of students in natural resources management graduate programs and careers.

Graduates from the Natural Resource Management Department have gone on to exciting careers with NASA, Google, Barrick Gold Mining, US Forest Service, Los Alamos National Labs, among many others.

Get in touch with us to find out more about what your future could be.

Natural Resource Management

New Mexico Highlands’ master’s degree in Natural Resources Management combines elements from environmental science, water resources, geographic information systems, and physical geology to create a great program to launch your career. The Environmental Geology program is unique in the state of New Mexico. Our departmental expertise of environmental issues and water resource sciences is state-of-the-art.

Working with our dedicated faculty, students can develop individualized programs of study in the environmental sciences to develop their interests. Faculty have research interests in environmental science, geomorphology, water resources, aquatic ecology, paleoclimate, chemistry, soil resources, entomology, groundwater and surface hydrology.

Environmental Geology at Highlands

The environmental geology B.S. – geology concentration is an interdisciplinary major concerned with the practical application of the principles of geology in the solving of environmental problems. Courses provide students with scientific knowledge, mathematical proficiency, research skills, technical abilities, and writing competencies to launch exciting and rewarding career in the geosciences.

Graduate admission requirements

Graduate Coordinator:
Michael Petronis: mspetro@nmhu.edu
Office phone: 505-454-3513

Requirements:

  1. Statement of educational goals
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty
  3. Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA or higher). Will consider those who do not meet the GPA requirement.

Deadlines:

Fall: First Friday in February
Spring: First Friday in September
Decision to follow one month after application deadline.

Admit for fall and spring terms

Geographic Information System Certificate
The GIS minor and certificate program at New Mexico Highlands University provides hands-on experience with the latest geographic information system technology that can immediately be applied in the workplace, provide a highly marketable skill-base when seeking employment or pursuing an advanced degree in GIS. Students who complete either program will be highly prepared to use map data for decision-making in business, environmental protection, risk assessment, utility planning and management, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, delivery route planning, real estate, crime prevention, and many more.

GIS admission requirements

GIS Program Coordinator:
Joe Zebrowski: jpzebrowski@nmhu.edu
Office phone: 505-426-2146

Requirements:

  1. Statement of educational goals
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty
  3. Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA or higher). Will consider those who do not meet the GPA requirement.

Deadlines:
Rolling admissions
Admit for fall and spring terms

Requirements

Natural Resource Management

Natural Resource Management Undergraduate Requirements

Undergraduate course catalog: Natural Resource Management

The New Mexico Highlands undergraduate catalog outlines your options and the steps you need to take to complete degree requirements for your chosen major. To ensure the seamless completion of your degree, consult often with your academic adviser and utilize Highlands’ Degree Audit tool to keep track of your academic progress.

Natural Resource Management Graduate Requirements

Graduate course catalog: Natural Resource Management

Graduate students are assigned to a faculty adviser within their area of study. The faculty adviser will help the student complete a program of study to satisfy the specific course requirements within their area, outlined in the Graduate Catalog.  The courses listed must satisfy the course requirements prescribed in the catalog of record. The academic adviser will provide guidance in completing your program of study.

Important Dates

  • 28

    Jan

    Meet and Greet - Student Affairs Team

  • 04

    Feb

    Chocolate! Highlands Loves goes virtual in 2021

  • 10

    Feb

    Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair

Careers

Graduates of the NMHU Natural Resource Management program can be found in the following occupations:

  • Environmental Scientist and Specialist
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Water Resource Scientist
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Geoscience Educator
  • Volcanologist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Paleomagnetic Laboratory Technician
  • Cultural Resource Management Consultant

Faculty & Staff

Natural Resources Management

Faculty & Staff

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission of the Department of Natural Resources Management

The Natural Resources Management Department recognizes, cultivates, and engages the skills of a diverse cohort of students and delivers a superior learning experience through dedicated teaching, hands-on learning, and research engagement.

Our vision is to be one of the leading programs for the study of natural resources management with a geology emphasis and for the placement of students in natural resources management graduate programs and careers.