Applied Biological Sciences (Natural Resource Ecology) (BS)
Accelerated Program

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.

Degree offered

Applied Biological Sciences (Natural Resource Ecology) (BS)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of


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Application requirements

All 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.

Financial Aid
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Career outlook

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

Example careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Environmental Restoration Planners 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary8.6%$77,470
Range Managers6.9%$61,860
Fish and Game Wardens 1.9%$50,880
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 4%$58,270
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary6.8%$84,090
Park Naturalists6.9%$61,860
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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