Resource Conservation

Why a Degree in Resource Conservation?

This program is very flexible and allows students to design a curriculum that emphasizes many areas of interest. Some examples of emphasis areas include fire, ecology, international conservation, range management and grassland ecology, sustainable livelihoods and community conservation, watershed hydrology, or environmental policy and resources planning.

This degree is not intended to prepare students for professional careers in forest management, recreation management or wildlife biology. Students wishing to pursue careers in these areas should enroll in the appropriate degree program.

Sample Occupations

  • Watershed Coordinator
  • Range Technician
  • Environmental Policy Advocate
  • Open Space Manager
  • Grassland Ecologist
  • Natural Resource Economist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Extension Agent
  • Invasive Species Crew Leader

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