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“The professor that influenced me the most would have to be Professor Snyder. After taking a course with him, I knew his knowledge and charisma would impact my college career. I have worked closely with Professor Snyder throughout the four years I attended MSC. The wisdom and advice that I have received from Professor Snyder have helped me accelerate in my career and personal life. He has been a true inspiration and I will use knowledge he has taught me the rest of my life.”

School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, and according to the particular concentration of this major, a successful graduate will be able to:

  • Utilize the developed expertise in concepts, theories, and emerging methodologies to succeed in tackling real-world issues in renewable and natural resource management.
  • Become an independent, self-motivated professional with the ability to recognize problems in his/her renewable resources technical field of expertise and formulate solutions to such problems.
  • Conduct himself/herself in a manner consistent with an embodied sense of conservation stewardship.
  • Asses, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information objectively and deal professionally and ethically with clients, the public, and agency personnel.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively using appropriate verbal, visual, electronic, and written techniques necessary to interact in the profession.
  • Recognize and interpret natural and renewable resource laws and policies.
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience in renewable resource sampling, inventory, and measurement techniques.
  • Recognize and interpret natural and renewable resource problems and opportunities across spatial scales from local to global through the implementation and management of geospatial technologies (Global Positioning System -- GPS, Geographic Information System -- GIS, and remote sensing).
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in formulating and evaluating alternative solutions to complex problems in natural and renewable resource management and recommending and defending best alternatives.
  • Anticipate, analyze, and evaluate renewable and natural resource issues and opportunities and utilize an integrated approach to ecosystem impact assessment and management.
  • Exercise life-long learning and management skills developed before graduation and utilize existing technology, products, and services to maximize work efficiency and success.
  • Seek the input and perspectives of diverse stakeholders regarding renewable and natural resource issues and practice a collaborative spirit in team efforts and project coordination.
  • Through the securing and successful completion of a 15-credit 600-hour internship, broaden his/her professional backgrounds and develop a comprehensive knowledge of his/her field of expertise and utilize that knowledge in pursuing potential career opportunities.

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William S. Snyder
Chair - Environmental Sciences Department
(315) 684-6237
Bicknell Hall, Room 107

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Admissions Requirements

Students admitted into this upper division baccalaureate program must posses an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) or equivalent degree with a minimum 2.20 grade point average (GPA). A student who does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on conditional basis. An associate degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science or a closely related field is strongly recommended. An individual seeking to enroll in the Renewable Resources B.Tech. with an unrelated associate degree may be granted admittance on the condition that prerequisite course requirements (typically 15 credits) in natural resources, aquatic science, and environmental technology are met.

A student must also have demonstrated proficiency through MATH 102 Algebra and Trigonometry for completion of this program. All bachelor degree students must complete the State University of New York Board of Trustees mandated general education requirements (click here for the MSC list). Consult your academic advisor for specific details.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the renewable Resources major must complete ALL program requirements including a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work as well as the credits from the approved A.S. or A.A.S. degree program