Natural Resource Conservation: Conservation Science

Conservation from multiple angles.

Whether you are speaking on behalf of a city parks and recreation department, or recruiting for an ecotourism adventure in one of the biological reserves in Costa Rica, strong communication skills and a broad understanding of today’s environmental and conservation issues are critical.

This degree program explores the basic principles of the natural environment and its conservation, use and improvement. You will take courses from each of the eight programs in the College of Natural Resources, which will give you the big-picture, multidisciplinary perspective needed for success in the field.

Graduates are equipped to properly manage high-use recreational areas such as campgrounds within Yellowstone National Park, as well as prepared to make informed decisions about managing the public communication process.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Care about the environment
  • Want a career working outdoors
  • Want to interact with people
  • Have strong communication skills

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Conservation officer
  • Wilderness/backcountry manager
  • Park ranger
  • Public affairs specialist
  • Information or education specialist
  • Environmental/land use planner
  • Interpretive naturalist

Available On-Campus

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