General Resource Management

Phone: 715-346-4617


UW-Stevens Point General Resource Management graduates at work

  • David Bebak Landfill manager, Waste Management Inc., Colorado
  • Dennis Stachewicz Director of planning and community development, City of Marquette, Wisconsin


Phone: 715-346-4617

Choose General Resource Management at UW-Stevens Point

​The general resource management option at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides a broad-based foundation in natural resource management offering a valuable initial stepping stone for a career in natural resources. A strong program can be built by complimenting this option with a minor in forestry, soil science, water resources or wildlife.

Our students gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between their sophomore and junior years. Students choose between an intensive, six-week hands-on summer field experience, at locations such as our Treehaven residential facility, or our European Environmental Seminar where students learn how European natural resource management compares to that in the United States.

Career opportunities in General Resource Management

​A number of career paths are available in the public and private sectors defined by the minors complementing each students degree.   

Building your résumé

​All general resource management students are encouraged to gain paid or volunteer work experience with relevant agencies and organizations during their academic career. Building these types of networking relationships can lead to full-time positions after graduation.

Outside the classroom

​Participating in student organizations is a great way to get involved outside the classroom. UW-Stevens Point hosts more than 200 student organizations including Society of American Foresters, Waste Management Society, Wildlife Society, and Students for Sustainability.
Visit the Campus Activities and Student Engagement office for a complete listing of opportunities.

Student support services

Student success is our top priority and the College of Natural Resources Academic and Career Advising Center (CNR ACAC) is an excellent resource to help students reach graduation day.
Professional advisers and peer mentors are available Monday through Friday to answer questions about classes, advising, scholarships, internships etc.
The CNR ACAC also produces a weekly e-newsletter, the CNR Reporter, with information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times and other important happenings on and around campus.