Environmental Science & Natural Resources A.A.S.

NTU Campus Will Be Closed on August 21, 2017

Navajo Technical University will observe the 2017 Solar Eclipse and has authorize all NTU personnel eight (8) hours of administrative leave on Monday, August 21, 2017. In addition, NTU students/faculty will be granted leave and will be scheduled to make up their class instruction hours on the following Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Environmental Science and Natural Resources A.A.S.


The Environmental Science and Natural Resources program emphasizes a thorough overview of environmental laws, hands-on experience, regulatory compliance, safety, and Native American perspectives on environmental and natural resource protection and management. The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal, state, and federal environmental and natural resource management entities, particularly those entities working in Native American communities. The program focuses upon preparing the student to address environmental redemption and restoration. It provides a general background to assist with natural resource management.

For more information, please view our Student Catalog.



A.A.S. - Environmental Science and Natural Resource Requirements: 62 Credits

General Education RequirementsCredits
English / Communication 6
        COM-130 or COM-150  
Mathematics: 4
        MTH-121 or higher  
Diné Studies: 3 – 4
Natural or Physical Science: 8
Humanities / Social Science: 6
Information Tech / Applied Computers: 3
        CMP-101 or higher  
Environmental Science and Natural Resources Core Requirements 
Semester ONECredits
ENV-102   Environmental Science I 4
GIT-105   Fundamentals of Cartography 3
Semester TWO 
ENV-182   Environmental Science II 4
ENV-245   Natural Resources I 4
Semester THREE 
ENV-289   Natural Resources II 4
GIT-110   Geographic Information Systems I 3
Semester FOUR 
CHM-122   General Chemistry II 4
ENV-255   Introduction to Hydrology 3
GIT-111   Geographic Information Systems II 3
Total Required Credit Hours62


Program Advisors
Steven Chischilly, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
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Phone: 505.786.4147

M.S., Biological Science EPO, University of Colorado
B.S., Biological Science, Fort Lewis College
A.S., Agriculture, Fort Lewis College


Dr. William Mader, Associate Professor of Environmental Science
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Phone: 505.786.4136

Ph.D., Zoology, Brigham Young University
B.s., Wildlife Biology, University of Arizona


Welcome to Navajo Technical University. Navajo Tech is committed to offering quality technical, vocational, and academic degrees, and community education in student oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Dine Philosophy of Education. Our primary campus is located in Crownpoint, New Mexico; two Arizona instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos are growing rapidly!