College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Conservation and Resource Studies

The Conservation and Resource Studies (CRS) major is an individualized interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in environmental issues and areas of interaction among natural resources, population, energy, technology, societal institutions and cultural values. Students draw on the course offerings of the entire campus and appropriate community resources in the development of individual programs of study.

Sample Classes

  • Environmental Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Culture and Natural Resource Management
  • The Biosphere
  • Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics

ESPM General Catalog


Careers for CRS Majors

  • Environmental conservation organizations and other non-profits
  • Park and recreation departments and districts
  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • Education, public outreach, and training
  • Environmental consulting or law
  • Urban planning agencies, private landowners, developers
  • Food systems/sustainability; agriculturalists

More Careers for CRS majors

Undergraduate Advising

Eva Wong
Academic Advisor
260 Mulford
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114

Check out CRSSO!

The Conservation and Resource Studies Student Organization is a support network of students majoring or minoring in CRS.