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School of Natural Resources and Environment
Established 1927
Type Public
Dean Rosina Bierbaum
Faculty 50
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Nickname SNRE



The School of Natural Resources and Environment [1] (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 nationally-known 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.

Degree Programs

Master's-level education is offered in the following areas:

  • Environmental Planning and Policy (EPP)
  • Landscape Architecture (LA)
  • Sustainable Systems (SS)
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems (Terrestrial)

Two doctorate-level degrees are offered by the school:

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources and Environment

Dual-Degree Programs

SNRE prides itself in committing to excellence, and endeavors to work with experts in other fields. 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

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

Centers of Excellence

The school houses several different centers of excellence that exemplify the variety of areas in which the school's faculty and students conduct research.


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