Entrance Requirements & Guidelines

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment has no special application requirements in addition to the minimum university requirements for undergraduate students. University requirements for incoming freshmen, younger than 22 years of age, are:

  • English (4 units/years)
  • Math (4 units/years)
  • Laboratory sciences (3 units/years)
  • Social sciences (2 units/years)
  • Second language (2 units/years)
  • Either fine arts or career and technical education (1 unit/year)

You must have an unweighted overall GPA of 2.0 (A=4.0) in each subject area and may not have more than two deficiencies. You may not have deficiencies in both math and laboratory science or in the same subject area.

You may earn admission through the Assured Admission process if you’re an Arizona resident, attend a regionally accredited high school, rank in the top 25 percent of your graduating class and have no course work deficiencies, or earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher in your core coursework.

Arizona applicants who do not meet the Assured Admission criteria and all applicants not considered Arizona residents are considered for admission through comprehensive review. The comprehensive review examines factors such as: class rank, strength of curriculum, performance in curriculum, grade point average in required core academic courses, and optional materials such as ACT and/or SAT scores, extracurricular activities such as service and work experience, and a short answer, personal narrative or statement included on the University of Arizona application.

Choose a B.S. in Natural Resources in one of six different emphasis areas or a B.S. in Geographic Information Systems Technology. You may also pursue a minor in Natural Resources or Climate Change and Society or add one of four undergraduate certificates to your program.

How do I apply?

A completed application includes any required self-reported grades and unofficial or official transcripts, depending on your status; payment of an application fee (fee waivers are available based on financial need); and proof of English proficiency, if required.

Apply online and remember to select your desired major.

Lower Your Costs

The estimated cost to attend the university depends largely on whether you’re a resident or non-resident and whether you plan to live on campus, off campus paying rent, or live with a parent rent free. You can lower your cost through scholarships and financial aid, and tuition savings programs, such as the Western Undergraduate Exchange Tuition Savings Program.  

You can use our net price calculator to estimate your scholarships and aid eligibility, and total cost.