Natural Resource Conservation (BS)

What is A Natural Resource Conservation (BS) Degree?

Natural Resources are the things like air, water, oil, gas, and coal, that occur naturally within our environment.  They are not made by human beings.  Water and air are used for our survival as living creatures, but the rest are used to make our lives better and more convenient.  As the world populations grows, the need for these natural resources grows to the extent that they are becoming more scarce every year.  Conservation and management of these resources is very important, especially at this stage in the history of the world.

The BS degree in Natural Resource Conservation will get you ready to work in key positions in the field like compliance officer for the government, wilderness ranger, hydrologist, and fish and wildlife officer.  In your coursework for the Bachelor’s degree, you may need to load up your general education with as much biological, physical, and social sciences as you can.  Other courses you’ll need will be in things like geography, forestry, natural resource ecology, ecological surveys and sampling, and wetlands and wildlife management.  During your study you’ll spend time outside and inside in labs testing samples.  You may choose to go on to graduate education in which you’re likely to specialize in the conservation area that interests you the most.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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