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Great Basin College Bachelor of Arts Natural Resources (BANR)
Great Basin College

Bachelor of Arts Natural Resources (BANR)

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The Bachelor of Arts Natural Resources (BANR) focuses on four core learning objectives: critical thinking, writing and presentation, research, and developing an interdisciplinary knowledge base.

The Natural Resources emphasis area is multidisciplinary, including coursework from biology, geology, natural resources, and environmental science. Courses in writing, ethics, and special topic integrative seminars broaden students' knowledge base and hone their communication and critical thinking skills. An internship and independent research course allow students to explore professional development and apply their knowledge to a specific research project.

The Natural Resources faculty provide a wide array of courses encompassing broad interests. You can take classes covering geomorphology and soils, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, and plant physiology. After completing 19 credits of core resource management requirements, you will tailor coursework to more specific interests.

Upon graduating, the successful learner will have a skill set applied to a professional career or graduate school. Graduates can pursue careers in the mining industry, mine-land reclamation, environmental consulting, or state and federal agencies such as the Nevada Division of Forestry, Nevada Division of Wildlife, United States Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management as natural resource biologists, soil conservationist, rangeland technicians, or forestry technicians. Graduates may use the BA in Natural Resources as a foundation for future graduate studies in natural resources, environmental law, range management, or ecology.

Students graduating from the BA Natural Resources will

have the knowledge and skills to:

Acquire and interpret scholarly information and

data to reach informed, reasoned and balanced


Synthesize information effectively in oral and

written form.

Develop and demonstrate professional skills.

Comprehend and analyze how the study of biological

and physical systems contributes to understanding

the natural world; and

Apply concepts and methods to an original

professional study of the natural world.

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