Undergraduate Overview

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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.

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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 like Arizona Game and Fish, or non-governmental agencies like 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 a $68,300 median pay per year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023).

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.

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