The natural resource ecology program is for students who are interested in sustainably managing and restoring degraded plant, soil and wildlife resources. Graduates of this degree program have the academic background and hands-on experience that allow them to work in government agencies or environmental consulting firms or enter graduate programs in the area of natural resource ecology. Range conservationists, wildlife managers and other ecologists work in a variety of ecosystems to ensure sustainability of our natural resources for future generations.
Applied Biological Sciences (Natural Resource Ecology) (BS)
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Application requirementsAll students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Career opportunities include employment in public agencies and private consulting firms, and includes possible positions such as:
- environmental consultant
- environmental research and education
- park manager
- range manager
- natural resource manager
- watershed manager
- wildlife biologist or ecologist
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Environmental Restoration Planners||10.7%||$66,250|
|Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||8.6%||$77,470|
|Fish and Game Wardens||1.9%||$50,880|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||4%||$58,270|
|Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||6.8%||$84,090|
|Soil and Water Conservationists||6.9%||$61,860|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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