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Natural Resources and Society
Ideal land and location, thirty-seven percent of the state of Idaho, or nearly 20 million acres is covered by forests.
Resource Recreation and Tourism
phone: (208) 885-7911
fax: (208) 885-6226
Conservation Social Sciences
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Discover the many social dimensions of conservation and learn to analyze environmental issues facing the world today.
Students listen to a park ranger

As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career working for any number of public led management agencies, including, for example, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service , or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Resource Recreation and Tourism, a Master of Science program, as a well as a Ph.D. program.

Our program teaches the dynamics of human and social behavior all set in a context of conservation and environmental analysis. You’ll study a broad range of perspectives, such as: psychology, sociology, political science and economics. 

Preparing You for What’s Next
Private businesses involved in environmental education and ecotourism, nonprofit organizations as well as federal, state and local conservation agencies are all employers of resource recreation and tourism graduates. In addition, many of our students continue with graduate studies, following teaching or research pursuits.  The degree also serves as excellent liberal science, professional training for law or business school. Here you can find more information about potential employers: