Natural Resources (BS)

Northland College

Date Posted: Oct. 15, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Students will be working closely with faculty who will immerse you in the wildlife, fisheries, forests, wetlands, streams, and lakes of this northern ecosystem. They'll acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively, manage resources, and solve problems.

Classes are small enough for in-depth field activities, data analysis, and group projects such as developing a management plan. Students will get the ecological, economic, policy, and management foundations necessary to use, protect, and enhance natural resources, preparing you for careers in government, tribal agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or the private sector and for graduate school.

Graduates go on to careers from mitigating ecological impacts of climate change in Antarctica to managing fires out west to studying sharks in South Africa, and everything in between.

Students can choose from three areas of emphasis: 1. Ecological Restoration 2. Fisheries & Wildlife Ecology 3. Forestry

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