If you’re passionate about nature and want to preserve and protect our natural resources, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment offers two majors with a wide range of job prospects and opportunities to make a difference in the natural world. Whether you choose Natural Resources or Geographic Information Systems Technology, you’ll roll up your sleeves and find innovative and sustainable solutions to manage our natural resources, from water to wildlife to entire landscapes.
Your Path to a Career in Natural Resources Management
Our graduates work for federal agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. You may also work for state agencies, such as Arizona Game and Fish, or non-governmental agencies, such as The Nature Conservancy, and private consulting firms.
The number of jobs available in conservation science and forestry is expected to grow faster than average with an entry-level salary of $35,265. Those with an advanced degree or more experience can earn a median salary of $64,010 per year.
Grow Your Resource Management Skills
Both of our undergraduate majors equip you with in-demand skills whether you prefer to work outdoors in the field or use technology to solve natural resource challenges. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to address evolving resource management challenges in the face of global change.
We’re here to help you make the most of your undergraduate degree program. Contact us to learn more about our majors, classes, internships, clubs, and other opportunities that will prepare you to launch your career.
See and hear from graduate Maria Johnson about her experience as a natural resources major.
B.S. in Natural Resources
Do you want to find new ways to overcome the environmental and human pressures that affect our world? You'll focus your studies on conservation biology; ecology, management, and restoration of rangelands; fisheries conservation and management; global change ecology and management; watershed and ecology management; or wildlife conservation and management.Learn more about natural resources
B.S. in Geographic Information Systems Technology – Online
Are you interested in maps, geo-visualization, web and mobile applications, open-source programming, or remote sensing science? You’ll map your own path in the high-tech workforce through our online degree program.Learn more about geographic information systems technology
We offer undergraduate minors in climate change and society, and natural resources.Learn more about undergraduate minors
We offer undergraduate certificates in international environmental conservation, rangeland management, natural resources, and zoo and aquarium conservation.Learn more about undergraduate certificates
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