Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Freshmen Natural Resources and Environmental Science students learn about the seven groups of natural resources. The students also research a portfolio of careers related to the fields of Natural Resources and Environmental Science.
Upper-class students study biotechnology as it relates to the environment. Creation of a bioreactor and the process of biodegradation are part of the curriculum. Experiments in physical chemistry and diagnostic testing of water and soil are also performed. During the second half of the year, the students study biotechnology as it applies to genetic transfer, and the production of genetically modified organisms. Laboratory activites include DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis.