Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Natural Resources – Online

Join America's natural resources university

Oregon State University's natural resources undergraduate degree program will provide you technical skills and scientific knowledge that spans various natural resources and social science disciplines.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of degree programs online focused on the earth and its natural resources. Explore similar programs.

As a natural resources major, you will study the science and management of resources such as fish and wildlife, forests, range and water, as well as the development of sustainable environmental policies and human dimensions of natural resources. You will learn to solve complex environmental problems through an interdisciplinary approach.

This degree program prepares you for careers in resource planning, management, conservation, restoration and education within the field of natural resources.

Focus your studies in an area that matches your goals

Once you enroll in the natural resources program, you can select an area of focus from 10 specialization options, including fish and wildlife conservation, conservation law enforcement or urban forest landscapes. You can also design your own specialization to fit your unique career path and interests. Check out our natural resources curriculum page for information about each option.

Accelerated Master’s Platform for undergrad students

Oregon State’s Accelerated Master’s Platform allows current undergraduate natural resources students to take graduate-level courses online that will be applied to their bachelor’s degree, and the credits earned will be transferred to the Master of Natural Resources program. Students enrolled in Ecampus graduate courses will pay the graduate tuition and fees rate.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation in the natural resources and science fields.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU's College of Forestry, which offers this online program, is recognized as a world-class leader in the industry, ranking 14th in a new international survey of more than 3,000 universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

With more than 1,600 online courses in more than 110 subjects, discover how OSU Ecampus can turn your passion into a lifelong career.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

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