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Courses in the Natural Resource Ecology & Management study option fulfill the requirements for many applied and professional careers in the natural resource disciplines, including preparation for graduate programs and certification with the Society of American Foresters, The Wildlife Society and The American Fisheries Society.

Degree programs include:  Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Wildlife Ecology and Management, and Wildlife Biology and Preveterinary Science.


Graduates may be employed by governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, private agencies, or individuals. Federal agencies hiring graduates include U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Agricultural Research Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. In addition, state, county, and municipal governments employ Natural Resource Ecology & Management graduates in a variety of resource management consultant, restoration, service, and technical positions.


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Career Options

  • Fisheries & Aquatic Ecology
    • Fisheries Biologist
    • Conservation Officer
    • Aquaculturist
    • Nursery Manager
    • Program Coordinators
    • Researcher
    • Administrator
    • Educator
  • Forest Ecology & Management
    • Forester for State or Federal Agencies
    • Forester for Private Industry
    • Forest Water Quality Ecologist
    • Recreation Manager
    • Tree Nursery Manager
    • Private Forest Land Owner Consultant
    • Urban Forester
    • Forest Researcher
  • Rangeland Ecology & Management
    • Field Botanist
    • Rangeland Conservationist (Federal)
    • Range Extension Agent (State)
    • Ranch Manager
    • Refuge/Preserve Manager
    • Prescribed Fire Specialist
    • Grassland Preserve Manager
    • Tribal Land Manager
  • Wildlife Ecology & Management
    • Animal Damage Control
    • Conservation Officer
    • Conservation Officer/Game Warden
    • Ranch Manager
    • Wildlife Biologist
    • Wildlife Consultant
    • Wildlife Extension
    • Wildlife Habitat Manager
    • Wetland Scientist
    • Zoo Biologist
  • Wildlife Biology & Preveterinary Science
    • Veterinarian
    • Wildlife Disease and Public Health
    • Wildlife Rehabilitation
    • Zoo Biologist
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