Welcome, CNR Parent!

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Going the Extra Mile for Our Students

The College of Natural Resources is one of 14 schools and colleges on the Berkeley campus. CNR’s personalized student services program sets us apart from other colleges and academic units. Thanks to our generous and active alumni base and our student-centered credo, CNR’s undergraduates benefit from highly personalized advising and a variety of special services.

Student researchers in a lab.

Photo by Julie Gipple.

In addition, the Office of Instruction & Student Affairs makes services and information available that are relevant to the interests of CNR students.

If you cannot find the answer to your question about the College of Natural Resources on this website, please feel free to email us directly at cnrteaching@berkeley.edu.

The CNR Student Experience

With smaller classes and majors than many other colleges, and a geographical compound located on the northwest of campus, CNR is a small college experience at the big University. But our students have the opportunity to take courses throughout the campus, taking advantage of the vast resources at Cal.

CNR students are encouraged to gain research experience in the laboratory or field by working directly with faculty. This helps them define their interests and increases their competitive edge for advanced degrees or the work force. CNR alumni and parents have contributed special funding to support undergraduate research with our faculty.

Career Paths

Doctors, lawyers, scientists, academics, economists, environmental leaders, farmers, foresters, nutritionists, and a myriad of other professionals get their start at the CNR. For information about alumni stories and opportunities, visit the Alumni page. For Career Path information, go to the CNR Basics or Undergraduate Advising pages.