CNR has developed multidisciplinary programs that encompass the natural and social sciences, with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Our nine undergraduate major programs prepare students for graduate study and careers in biological sciences, health professions, environmental fields, policy, law, business, and economics, and include programs designed for students with interests in specific professions, such as forestry and nutrition/dietetics. Most are integrative programs that emphasize flexible, interdisciplinary approaches.
Our nine minor programs allow any UC Berkeley student with the proper prerequisites to declare an area of specialization in addition to their major. For details about when and how to declare a major, go to Choosing a CNR Major
Several of our majors have been included in the UC Berkeley Major Maps Project Pilot. This tool will help you learn about and be reminded of many exciting opportunities and resources available to you while at Berkeley. See the Major Maps here!
Majors in the College of Natural Resources
Amrita Hazra, former postdoc in the Taga Lab at Plant and Microbial Biology. (Jim Block photo).
- Genetics & Plant Biology (GPB)
- Microbial Biology (MB)
- Molecular Environmental Biology (MEB)
- Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
Ecosystem Management and Interdisciplinary Studies
- Conservation and Resource Studies (CRS)
- Environmental Sciences (ES)
- Ecosystem Management and Forestry (EMF)
Minors in the College of Natural Resources
CNR offers nine undergraduate minor programs. Students in any major with the appropriate prerequisites may pursue a minor in CNR. All courses used in satisfaction of a minor program must be taken for a letter grade, unless the course is offered only on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students must achieve at least a C (2.0) average in the courses taken in satisfaction of a minor program and may not overlap more than one upper-division course between a major and a minor program.