Natural Resources Conservation (BS)

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: Dec. 21, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


In the Natural Resources Conservation major students learn about the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how these systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity and protect ecosystem functions while providing sustainable benefits to society. The program provides students with rigorous academic training in the natural, conservation, and social sciences with hands-on field skills and field experiences.

Students in the Natural Resources Conservation major focus in one of the following six concentrations: 1. Environmental Conservation 2. Fisheries Ecology & Conservation 3. Forest Ecology & Conservation 4. Urban Forestry & Arboriculture 5. Water Resources 6. Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

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