Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Environmental Restoration Science

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College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Restoration Science
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Steve Comfort
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Environmental Restoration Science

COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

MAJOR: Environmental Restoration Science

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Restoration Science

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Steve Comfort

DESCRIPTION

Coordinator: Steve Comfort, 205 Kiesselbach, scomfort1@unl.edu, 402-472-1502

Coordinating Committee: Paul Hanson and Dennis McCallister

Environmental restoration initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or contaminated from human activity or natural agents. Environmental restoration begins with a thorough understanding of the soil-water environment. Students interested in Environmental Restoration Science must declare an option and can choose between either the Soil Science or Lake and Stream Restoration.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

College Core Requirements

Natural Resources Core19

SCIL 101 Science & Decision-Making for a Complex World3

NRES 220 Principles of Ecology (BIOS 220)3

NRES 312 Introduction to Geospatial information Sciences (GEOG 312)3

ENSC 220 Introduction to Energy Systems3

SOIL 153 Soil Resources (AGRO 153/HORT 153)4

Capstone course (ACE 10) (select one from:)3

ENVR 499A Environmental Studies Senior Thesis I (1 cr) & ENVR 499B Environmental Studies Senior Thesis II (2 cr)

NRES 451 Soil Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

WATS 475 Water Quality Strategy (AGRO 475/CIVE 475/CRPL 475/GEOL 475/MSYM 475/NRES 475/POLS 475/SOCI 475/SOIL 475) (3 cr)

Natural Sciences (ACE 4)16-17

CASNR Approved Life Sciences (select one from:)4

BIOS 101 & BIOS 101L General Biology & Lab (4 cr)

LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab (4 cr)

CHEM 109 General Chemistry I (ACE 4)4

CHEM 110 General Chemistry II4

Select one from:4-5

PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I (5 cr)

PHYS 151 Elements of Physics (4 cr)

PHYS 211 General Physics I (4 cr)

MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture & Life Sciences (ACE 4) (4 cr)

Mathematics and Statistics5

MATH 102, MATH 103 (Only 2 cr hours of MATH 103 apply to requirement), MATH 104 or MATH 1062-5

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (ACE 3)3

Communications9

Written Communication (ACE 1)3

Select from: ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 254; JGEN 200, JGEN 300

Oral Communication (ACE 2)3

Select from: COMM 101, COMM 209, COMM 210, COMM 215, COMM 286, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121

Communications and Interpersonal Skills Electives3

Select from: ALEC 102, COMM 101, COMM 209, COMM 210, COMM 212, COMM 215, COMM 286, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 252, ENGL 253, ENGL 254, JGEN 120, JGEN 200, JGEN 300, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121

Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences15

ECON 200 or ECON 211 or ECON 212 or AECN 141 (ACE 6)3

ACE Courses12

Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, 8, and 9.

Specific Major Requirements

Requirements29-30

NREE 357 Natural Resource & Environmental Law (AECN 357)3

NRES 279 Soil Evaluation (AGRO 279/SOIL 279)1

NRES 300 Toxins in the Environment (BIOS 300/ENTO 300)3

NRES 319 Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling2

NRES 320 Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling Lab1

NRES 453 Hydrology3

NRES 459 Limnology (BIOS 459/WATS 459)4

WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science (GEOG 281/NRES 281)3

WATS 354 Soil Conservation & Watershed Management (MSYM 354/SOIL 354)3

WATS 361 Soils, Environment & Water Quality (AGRO 361/GEOL 361/NRES 361/SOIL 361)3

Select one from:3-4

NRES 108 Earth’s Natural Resource Systems Lab (3 cr)

GEOL 106 Environmental Geology (3 cr)

GEOL 101 Physical Geology (4 cr)

GEOG 155 Elements of Physical Geography (4 cr)

Subtotal93-95

Option Electives and Requirements18-23

Free Electives2-9

Requirements for Graduation120

Emphasis Area Requirements

Soil Science Option

This option provides students an understanding of soil as a natural resource and as a component of all terrestrial ecosystems. The student will learn how soils influence ecological processes which take place above and below ground. An understanding of these processes will enable the student to deal with environmental management problems such as groundwater protection, natural resource management, urban and rural development issues, waste management, and pollution abatement. Careers focus on environmental assessment, soil conservation, and remediation of soil contamination. Students interested in preparing for graduate work in soils can aim toward a variety of special areas including soil microbiology, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, and morphology.

Soil Science Option Requirements13

Select one from:3

SOIL 460 Soil Microbiology (AGRO 460/BIOS 447/NRES 460) (3 cr)

SOIL 461 Soil Physics (AGRO 461/GEOL 461/NRES 461/WATS 461) (3 cr)

CIVE 326 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (BSEN 326) (3 cr)

BSEN 355 Introduction to Ecological Engineering (3 cr)

Select two from:6

NRES 451 Soil Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

NRES 455 Soil Chemistry & Mineralogy (AGRO 455/SOIL 455) (3 cr)

SOIL 269 Principles of Soil Management (AGRO 269) (3 cr)

SOIL 453 Urban Soil Properties & Management (AGRO 453/HORT 453/LARC 453) (3 cr)

NRES 477 Great Plains Field Pedology (AGRO 477/GEOG 467/SOIL 477)4

Other Soil Science Option Electives5-10

Select from:

Biological Systems Engineering Courses

BSEN 455 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Engineering (CIVE 455) (3 cr)*

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 251 & CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I & Lab (4 cr)

Civil Engineering Courses

CIVE 327 Environmental Engineering Lab (BSEN 327) (1 cr)*

CIVE 421 Hazardous Waste Management & Treatment (3 cr)*

CIVE 422 Pollution Prevention: Principles & Practices (BSEN 422) (3 cr)*

CIVE 424 Solid Waste Management Engineering (3 cr)*

CIVE 432 Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes (3 cr)*

Geology Courses

GEOL 488 Groundwater Geology (NRES 488) (3 cr)

GEOL 470 Field Techniques in Hydrogeology (3 cr)

Natural Resource Courses

NRES 279 Soil Evaluation (AGRO 279/SOIL 279) (1 cr) This course can be taken more than once.

NRES 399 Independent Research (1-5 cr)

NRES 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 412) (4 cr)

NRES 418 Introduction to Remote Sensing (GEOG 418) (4 cr)

NRES 427 Indtroduction to the Global Positioning System (GEOG 427) (2 cr)

NRES 451 Soil Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

NRES 455 Soil Chemistry & Mineralogy (AGRO 455/SOIL 455) (3 cr)

NRES 496 Independent Study (1-5 cr)

NRES 497 Career Experiences in Natural Resource Sciences (1-6 cr)

Plant Pathology Courses

PLPT 270 Biological Invaders (AGRO 270/HORT 270/NRES 270) (3 cr)

PLPT 370 Biology of Fungi (AGRO 370/HORT 370) (3 cr)

Soil Courses

SOIL 269 Principles of Soil Management (AGRO 269) (3 cr)

SOIL 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships (AGRO 366) (4 cr)

SOIL 453 Urban Soil Properties & Management (AGRO 453/HORT 453/LARC 453) (3 cr)

* Engineering courses are recommended, however, because of prerequisites. Students wishing to enroll in these courses should first seek counsel from their advisor and then request permission from instructor.

Lake and Stream Restoration Option

This option is designed for students considering careers in water quality, aquatic ecology, or limnology. The student will learn the important biotic, physical and chemical processes that occur within lakes and streams and be prepared to environmentally manage problems related to water quality. Students will also be prepared to implement pollution abatement procedures or management practices associated with lake and stream restoration. Careers focus on environmental assessment, water conservation, remediation of lakes and streams. Completion of this program also provides excellent preparation for graduate study.

Lake & Stream Restoration Option Requirements14

AGRO 131 Plant Science (HORT 131) & AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Lab4

LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab (4 cr) or LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab (4 cr)4

NRES 481 Stream & River Ecology (BIOS 481/WATS 481)3

Select one from:3

NRES 470 Lake & Reservoir Restoration (3 cr)

BSEN 355 Introduction to Ecological Engineering (3 cr)

Other Lake & Stream Restoration Option Electives4-9

Select from:

Biological Sciences Courses

BIOS 381 Invertebrate Zoology (4 cr)

BIOS 454 Ecological Interactions (NRES 454) (3 cr)

BIOS 457 Ecosystem Ecology (GEOL 457) (4 cr)

BIOS 488 Natural History of the Invertebrates (4 cr)

Biological Systems Engineering Courses

BSEN 422 Pollution Prevention: Principles & Practices (CIVE 422) (3 cr)*

BSEN 455 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Engineering (CIVE 455) (3 cr)*

Entomology Courses

ENTO 402 & ENTO 402L Aquatic Insects & Lab (BIOS 402/NRES 402) (3 cr)

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 251 & CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I & Lab (4 cr)

Natural Resources Courses

NRES 211 Introduction to Conservation Biology (3 cr)

NRES 312 Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences (GEOG 312) (3 cr)

NRES 388 Employment Seminar (AGRI 388) (1 cr)

NRES 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 412) (4 cr)

NRES 418 Introduction to Remote Sensing (GEOG 418) (4 cr)

NRES 419 & NRES 419L Chemistry of Natural Waters & Lab (GEOL 418 & GEOL 418L/WATS 418 & WATS 418L) (4 cr)

NRES 420 Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGRO 419/GEOL 419/GEOG 419) (4 cr)

NRES 421 Field Techniques in Remote Sensing (GEOG 421) (3 cr)

NRES 427 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GEOG 427) (2 cr)

NRES 431 Waterfowl Ecology & Management (3 cr)

NRES 463 Fisheries Science (3 cr)

NRES 464 Fisheries Biology (BIOS 464) (3 cr)

NRES 468 Wetlands (BIOS 458/WATS 468) (4 cr)

NRES 475 Water Quality Strategy (AGRO 475/CIVE 475/CRPL 475/GEOL 475/MSYM 475/POLS 475/SOCI 475/SOIL 475/WATS 475) (3 cr)

NRES 484 Water Resources Seminar (AGRO 484/GEOG 484/GEOL 484/WATS 484) (1 cr)

NRES 489 Ichthyology (BIOS 489) (4 cr)

NRES 497 Career Experiences in Natural Resource Sciences (1-6 cr)

Plant Pathology Courses

PLPT 270 Biological Invaders (AGRO 270/HORT 270/NRES 270) (3 cr)

PLPT 370 Biology of Fungi (AGRO 370/HORT 370) (3 cr)

* Because of prerequisites, students wishing to enroll in these courses should first seek counsel from their advisor and then request permission from instructor.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Environmental Restoration Science Minor

Category 1 - Required Courses

Complete these four requirements:14

NRES 281 Introduction to Water Science (GEOG 281/WATS 281)3

SOIL 153 Soil Resources (AGRO 153/HORT 153)4

SOIL 361 Soils, Environment & Water Quality (AGRO 361/GEOL 361/NRES 361/WATS 361)3

SOIL 477 Great Plains Field Pedology (AGRO 477/GEOG 467/NRES 477)4

Category 2 - Advanced Courses

Select from the following courses:6

NRES 319 Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling (2 cr)

NRES 320 Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling Lab (1 cr)

NRES 451 Soil Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

SOIL 354 Soil Conservation & Watershed Management (MSYM 354/WATS 354) (3 cr)

SOIL 455 Soil Chemistry & Mineralogy (AGRO 455/NRES 455) (3 cr)

SOIL 460 Soil Microbiology (AGRO 460/NRES 460/BIOS 447) (3 cr)

SOIL 461 Soil Physics (AGRO 461/GEOL 461/NRES 461/WATS 461) (3 cr)

SOIL 453 Urban Soil Properties & Management (AGRO 453/HORT 453/LARC 453) (3 cr)

WATS 475 Water Quality Strategy (AGRO 475/CIVE 475/CRPL 475/GEOL 475/MSYM 475/NRES 475/POLS 475/SOCI 475/SOIL 475) (3 cr)

Category 3 - Related Courses

Select one course:3-4

CIVE 326 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (BSEN 326) (3 cr)

BSEN 355 Introduction to Ecological Engineering (3 cr)

NRES 312 Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences (GEOG 312) (3 cr)

NRES 453 Hydrology (3 cr)

NRES 459 Limnology (BIOS 459/WATS 459) (4 cr)

NRES 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 412) (4 cr)

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on most recent term of attendance. For students entering the PGA Golf Management degree program, a certified golf handicap of 12 or better (e.g., USGA handicap card) or written ability (MS Word file) equivalent to a 12 or better handicap by a PGA professional or high school golf coach is required. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.

The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (south entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the bulletin. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

The College grants the bachelors degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences, natural resources and related programs. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Grade Rules

Removal of C-, D and F Grades

Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.

The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.

A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.

For complete procedures and regulations, see the Office of the University Registrar website at http://www.unl.edu/regrec/course-repeats.

Pass/No Pass Limits

Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors, or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.

GPA Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Transfer Credit Rules

To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at UNL regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL.

Joint Academic Transfer Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either UNL or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.

The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.

Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science at the community college, transfer to UNL, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College

3+2 Programs

Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from UNL with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from UNL and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either UNL (UNL degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non UNL degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A UNL degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.

Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program.

University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, pre-horticulture and pre-turfgrass and landscape management transfer programs.

A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).

UNL CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.

For more information, contact Megan Lane, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 402-554-3624; and/or the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non UNL Degree-Granting Programs

The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at UNL prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.

Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.

Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL credits. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses offered through CASNR1 (>299) including the appropriate ACE 10 degree requirement or an approved ACE 10 substitution offered through another UNL college and excluding independent study regardless of number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

1 Includes courses taught by CASNR faculty through interdisciplinary prefixes (e.g., LIFE, MBIO, ENVR, SCIL, EAEP, HRTM, ENSC) and CASNR crosslisted courses taught by non-CASNR faculty.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Online and Distance Education. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned through the UNL Online and Distance Education program may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.

For further information, contact:

Office of Online and Distance Education

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2100 Vine Street

Lincoln, NE 68588-8307

402-472-2175

http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, advisor, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.

Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at www.ace.unl.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.

Bulletin Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the bulletin for the academic year in which they are first admitted to UNL or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent bulletin for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single bulletin year. The bulletin which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.