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From drilling for oil in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge to decreasing levels of pollution in our nation’s cities, the importance and significance of preserving our natural environment has never before seemed so urgent.

From dreadlock-wearing tree-hugging activists to serious scientists, environmental conservationists have changed the way we look at our natural resources. Standing at the forefront of the fight to protect our delicate environment are Natural Resources Conservation majors. Scientists by training, tree lovers by conviction, Natural Resources Conservation majors study the delicate balance between consumption and conservation that humankind must strike in order to preserve the availability of natural resources like coal, oil, and trees.

As we all should know by now, we can’t consume our resources interminably. Natural Resources Conservation majors help us to determine what we need and what the environment can support. They are the vanguards of nature, ensuring that we leave something for the next generation.


  • Forest Ecology

  • Forests, Conservation, and People

  • Integrated Natural Resource Management

  • Integrated Principles of Biology

  • Microeconomics

  • Natural Resource Communication

  • Natural Resource Policy and Administration

  • Natural Resource Sampling

  • Statistics


It’s never too early to get involved with a local conservation movement, whether it’s the Sierra Club or you’re local recycling program. Activism is just one part, though, so to make sure you’re really prepared, focus on the sciences, particularly biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.