Natural Resources Four Plus One
An accelerated bachelor's and master's degree program
Earn your Bachelor of Science and Master of Natural Resources degrees simultaneously and in less time with the NEW four plus one program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. Once you are accepted into the program you can take up to nine credits of 500 or 600 level courses during your senior year and count them towards both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. You will have 22 credits to complete the MNR program after graduation.
Is this degree right for me?
The Master of Natural Resources degree is designed for persons who anticipate a career in hands-on resource management with either a governmental or non-governmental agency. The curriculum provides training in policy, communication, and leadership preparing you to potentially move up in your organization. The program is not designed for people interested in pursuing a career in research. Students interested in research should look at thesis-based Master of Science programs.
How do I apply?
Students are admitted to the Four Plus One program during their junior year. Prospective students must first be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and be pursuing a major in the College of Natural Resources.
Current UWSP Students: Apply to the Four Plus One Program during your junior year
Step 1: The following items should be submitted to TNR 100 by March 1 of your junior year.
- CNR 4+1 program application
- Letter of intent describing your academic experience, interests in graduate study and future plans following graduate school (1-2 pages)
- A current resume
- Two letters of recommendation (standard letter or this form will be acceptable) need to be emailed by your references to email@example.com or mailed to CNR Graduate Coordinator, TNR 100, UW-Stevens Point, 800 Reserve Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
- Step 2: Apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Graduate Program
- Visit our Admissions office for details on applying to the UW-Stevens Point graduate program. This needs to be completed by the spring semester of your senior year.
- A copy of your completed UW-Stevens Point application and official transcripts will be sent to us for inclusion in your CNR application packet.
What is the cost of the program?
Senior year costs – graduate credits are somewhat more expensive than undergraduate credits. The actual cost will depend on how many of each type of credit is taken.
Master of Natural Resource credits is $565 per credit, with an additional $50 per credit distance education fee. The total tuition cost is 22 credits x $615 = $13,530.