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Prospective Students

  • Digital Open House

        Watch CNRE's Digital Open House
    Watch CNRE's Digital Open House
  • CNRE Overview

    With outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, groundbreaking research, and local and global community involvement, the College of Natural Resources and Environment is one of the nation’s top natural resource schools. Explore what the college has to offer; this overview provides a summary of the college’s people and activities.

  • Majors at a Glance

    CNRE offers a wide range of undergraduate majors and options in exciting fields. Whether you want to help global conservation efforts or study climate and weather impacts or develop new biomaterials and biofuels, CNRE has a major for you.

  • The Advising Center

    Make this your first stop as a prospective student – the helpful people in CNRE’s Advising Center can provide you with information about the college, majors and options, visiting, and applying or transferring.

  • Careers in Natural Resources

    Career opportunities in natural resources are wide-ranging, from field-based conservation jobs to lab-based analysis of building structures to computer-based simulations of climate change. CNRE graduates are highly competitive in the job market, and are often sought out by employers in natural resources fields.

  • Teaching and Learning in CNRE

    Most of our courses rely on hands-on, in-the-field instruction, encouraging students to apply what they have learned to solve real-world problems. Additionally, many of our faculty members have been recognized for their exceptional teaching efforts.

  • How to Apply

    Go to Virginia Tech Admissions to apply to Virginia Tech online.

  • Advice for VCCS Students

    Are you planning to take some classes at your local community college? Great…but make sure you take classes that will transfer. Read advice on what courses will transfer to a CNRE major and what courses won’t.

  • For Parents

    As a parent himself, Dean Winistorfer understands parents’ concerns for the education and well-being of their children. Read this parent’s-eye description of CNRE, including the Dean’s personal invitation to contact him with any questions.

  • Visit the College

    See for yourself – visit us! Read everything you need to know about visiting CNRE and Virginia Tech.

Contact the Advising Center

For general questions, contact the Advising Center at (540) 231-5482 or We are located in 138 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Lauren Varboncoeur

Stephanie Hart

Director, The Advising Center

A.L. (Tom) Hammett

Interim Associate Dean, The Advising Center

John Gray Williams

Director of Recruitment

Lauren Varboncoeur

Academic Advisor: Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Melissa Cumbia

Academic Advisor: Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Maureen Deisinger

Academic Advisor: Geography

Dana McGuire

Academic Advisor: Sustainable Biomaterials

Cathy Barker

Student Services Coordinator

Lisa Lawson

Academic Support

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017

Select a Major

We have 11 majors for you to choose from with over 10 options to specialize in. Select yours now and join us in bringing the future to nature.