Natural Resources Key Features


"Bear Den Visit at Camp Ripley" (Student Project)

Video by Joshua Jensen, natural resources major.


"Controlled Burn" (done by students) in the UMC Nature Nook

UMC Natural Resources students learn controlled burning techniques.




Standard Features of Your UMC Experience

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As a system campus of the University of Minnesota system, the U of M, Crookston offers access to world-class teaching, learning, and research resources—all in a smaller, more personal campus setting. 

Best Value
The tuition rate at UMC is the lowest of the five campuses that make up the U of M system.

With merit-based scholarships guaranteed based on GPA and ACT scores and more than 300 specialty scholarships, UMC helps make college affordable.

No Out-of-State Tuition
Whether you live just across the border, across the country, or on the other side of the ocean, you pay the same tuition rate as Minnesota residents. 

Individual Attention and Mentorship
Our faculty and staff serve as true mentors, offering personalized attention through a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 and by working closely with students as advisors.

A Technological Edge
With the laptop computer UMC provides to each student, every room is a computer lab; you’ll gain experience in a day-to-day environment rich in technology and related applications.

Employers consistently report the UMC graduates they hire are their “go to” people for technology and are well prepared for the demands of today’s technological workplace.

Global and Cultural Perspectives
You gain a global perspective as you learn with and from students from more than 30 countries; also consider taking part in one of the more than 300 opportunities to study abroad in 67 different countries.

As you enrich your cultural aptitude by engaging with students from diverse ethnic and personal backgrounds, you’ll walk away with a cultural experience like no other. 

A Focus on Experiential Learning
You won’t spend all your time behind a desk at UMC; you’ll go out and do things!  Learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Our internship program gives you the chance to experience your career firsthand, to network with professionals in your career, and to make contacts and with potential employers.

Research Opportunities
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) adds real value to your educational experience by allowing you to design and conduct research while working alongside faculty mentors.  Research experience is especially helpful if you plan to attend graduate school.

Through our many articulation agreements with other schools, our transfer specialist will help make the process as smooth as possible.          

Excellent Job Placement
The Crookston campus has a strong reputation for its job placement rate of more than 93% for students in their field of study within six months of graduation.