Request Information


What advice would you give current students?

“Enjoy the time you have in college because it will be over faster than you think. Take advantage of opportunities that you are given, and don't be afraid to meet new people and get involved.”

School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083


The Bachelor of Technology degree in Renewable Resources is designed to prepare students for entry into public and industrial jobs at field, supervisory,and management levels in natural resources conservation, environmental science, environmental technology, and aquaculture and aquatic science.

A full-semester, 600-hour internship (15 credits) is a unique course requirement that enables students to get a foot in the door, providing them with opportunities to gain valuable experience, make professional contacts, and build their resumes in preparation for future employment and career decisions. Most internships are paid and opportunities do exist nationwide in both the public and private sectors. Many placement sites are available in New York state, but students who wish to travel can find opportunities in other parts of the country. Some successful internships have included environmental education with the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, landscape design and development with Hamilton College, GIS (geographic information system) mapping with the Onondaga County Parks Department, and wildlife management studies for the Great Swamp Conservancy.

More Information



William S. Snyder
Chair - Environmental Sciences Department
(315) 684-6237
Bicknell Hall, Room 107

Request Information

Admissions Requirements

Students admitted into this upper division baccalaureate program must posses an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) or equivalent degree with a minimum 2.20 grade point average (GPA). A student who does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on conditional basis. An associate degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science or a closely related field is strongly recommended. An individual seeking to enroll in the Renewable Resources B.Tech. with an unrelated associate degree may be granted admittance on the condition that prerequisite course requirements (typically 15 credits) in natural resources, aquatic science, and environmental technology are met.

A student must also have demonstrated proficiency through MATH 102 Algebra and Trigonometry for completion of this program. All bachelor degree students must complete the State University of New York Board of Trustees mandated general education requirements (click here for the MSC list). Consult your academic advisor for specific details.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the renewable Resources major must complete ALL program requirements including a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work as well as the credits from the approved A.S. or A.A.S. degree program