Natural Resources Careers

The average salary range for positions within this major was between $23,900- $57,000 yearly, depending on experience and location. For a list of detailed salary trends within this field, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects significant growth in renewable energy and environmental jobs through 2018.


The bachelor of science degree in Natural Resources prepares students for a variety of career paths based on the emphasis they choose:

Natural Resources Aviation Careers

US Fish and Wildlife Services LogoThis emphasis prepares students as natural resource pilot-biologists employed by state, federal and private agencies such as:


Natural Resources Law Enforcement Careers

US Homeland Security LogoThis emphasis prepares students for positions with Federal, State, County or Local Agencies such as:


Natural Resources Management Careers

UMC Natural Resources Bull ElkThis emphasis prepares students for land management positions with:


Park Management Careers

Yellow Stone National ParkThis emphasis is designed for students interested in a career in:


Water Resource Management Careers

UMC Natural Resources Small CreekThis emphasis prepares graduates for careers with:


Wildlife Management Careers

The Wildlife Society LogoThis emphasis prepares graduates for careers with:


Other Career Resources

U of M, Crookston Career Services - Natural Resources job opportunities