What Can I Do With A Major In Resource Conservation?
The Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation with the Conservation option is the most flexible of all the degrees in the College of Forestry and Conservation. It allows students to design a curriculum that emphasizes a particular interest that may not have a degree attached. Some examples of emphasis areas or tracks include fire, ecology, international conservation, range management and grassland ecology, sustainable livelihoods and community conservation, watershed hydrology, or environmental policy and resources planning. Please see department web site for a more complete list.
Other students elect the resource conservation program as a basic bachelor's degree prior to entering law school to become environmental or natural resource lawyers. Similarly, a resource conservation program can serve as the base for a secondary education teaching certificate if you wish to become a high school teacher in natural resource or environmental studies. The resource conservation degree also serves students who simply want a college degree and have interests in becoming informed citizen conservationists. 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.
Your course work in resource conservation will be strongly influenced by your career goals. Starting with a basic core curriculum, you and your faculty adviser will develop a list of courses most pertinent to your interests. This list will become your degree program.
A Sample of Related Occupations
Please note that some of the occupations listed above may require additional education and/or training. Please refer to the following link for information about the graduate programs at The University of Montana: http://www.umt.edu/grad/Programs/default.php
Types of Employers
Private and Non-profit Organizations
Forest Service Department of State Lands
National Park Service
State Department of Natural Resources
Click here to see the USAJOBS list of federal jobs associated with various academic majors
Bureau of Land Management
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Related Web Links
For additional career information, see the Occupational Outlook Handbook