"UMC has done a better job of preparing students for
natural resources work than any college I've seen!"
--Paul Swenson, former regional director, Minnesota DNR
If you have an interest in conservation, science, and nature, let the great outdoors become your classroom at University of Minnesota Crookston. Here you will be prepared for a rewarding career managing our natural resources for current and future generations. Natural Resources is a broad program involving resource conservation and recreation to balance the needs of people and the sustainability of ecosystems. Students choose an emphasis that matches their conservation interests: Ecological Restoration, Natural Resources Aviation, Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Natural Resources Management, Park Management, Water Resource Management, or Wildlife Management.
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UMC's bachelor of science (B.S.) in natural resources provides an integrated approach to soil and water conservation, wildlife and fisheries management, forestry, and recreation. This combination enables graduates to work with a variety of resources and people and to build a career tailored to their interests. Students select one of the following emphases: ecological restoration, natural resources aviation, natural resources law enforcement, natural resources management, park management, water resource management, and wildlife management.
If you are interested in Natural Resources, check out these other majors and minors offered by the University of Minnesota Crookston that are similar or could serve as a double major.
John Loegering, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Natural Resources program at the University of Minnesota Crookston, discusses the various emphases or program tracks in the major and what sets UMC apart. He describes the applied nature of the program and how that benefits students. One of his main areas of research is in wildlife ecology.
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