Natural resources ecology is a broad and rapidly evolving field that includes landscape, plant, animal and abiotic systems. A minor in Natural Resources Ecology provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge about a wide-range of ecological concepts by taking core courses in landscape, wetland and forest ecology. Students then select additional courses that focus on the system that interests them most. This minor is designed for students who would like to pursue careers in areas such as plant or restoration ecology, conservation biology, natural resource education, or fish or wildlife law enforcement.
Some professional positions that students with this minor may fill include:
- Natural resource technician
- Conservation biologist
- Extension professional
- Natural resource educator