Organization’s Social Mission
The School of Natural Resources and Environment’s overarching objective is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.
The School of Natural Resources and Environment is the hub for interdisciplinary environmental studies at the University of Michigan. We have natural science faculty working side-by-side with environmental policy and landscape design experts. We are the only major school in the United States to successfully combine these three broad areas into one shared experience. Our graduates understand the scientific underpinnings of environmental problems and can formulate solutions that are technically, economically and socially feasible.
Our graduates head up environmental groups and work for the Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council, to name a few. They are land and water managers working at the local, state, national and international policy levels. Our graduates also work within corporations large and small to transform not only how businesses think about environmental sustainability but also how they practice it.