University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment

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School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment Logo.jpg
Established 1927
Dean Marie Lynn Miranda
Academic staff 50
Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Nickname SNRE
Website snre.umich.edu

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) was originally founded as the School of Forestry in 1927. Although originally housed in the Kraus Building, it is now housed in the S.T. Dana Building. SNRE provides graduate-level degrees at the doctorate and master's levels. The school houses several research centers, works with experts in other fields at the University of Michigan, and works towards the goals of protecting the earth's resources and pursuing the achievement of a sustainable society.[citation needed]

Degree Programs[edit]

Master's-level education is offered in the following areas: The school offers two master's degrees: an M.S. (Master of Science) in Natural Resources and Environment and an M.L.A. (Master of Landscape Architecture) in Landscape Architecture.

Students in the M.S. program specialize in one of six fields of study:

  • Behavior, Education and Communication
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Environmental Informatics: GIS and Modeling
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Sustainable Systems

Students pursuing an M.L.A. degree choose from two tracks:

  • Three-year accredited M.L.A. degree
  • Two-year program for those individuals interested in obtaining a second degree in landscape architecture at the master's level, practicing landscape architects seeking advanced education, and those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree

Two doctorate-level degrees are offered by the school:

Dual-Degree Programs[edit]

SNRE has formally initiated three dual-degree programs:

In addition to above administration-approved dual-degree programs, SNRE students have initiated several additional dual-degree programs, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering

Graduate Certificates[edit]

In addition to these programs and dual-degree programs, SNRE offers the following graduate certificate programs for any graduate student concurrently enrolled at the University of Michigan:

  • Industrial Ecology
  • Spatial Analysis