Top Schools for Natural Resource Management

Natural resource management is a multidisciplinary field that incorporates social and physical sciences. Professionals in this field study the impact management practices have on wildlife, livestock and ecology. Education in natural resource management is available at many colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Top Natural Resource Management Schools

1. University of Denver in CO

The University of Denver was founded in 1864 and is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region. This university was ranked 82nd among the best national universities in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Natural resource management programs are offered through Denver's University College, which is a college of professional and continuing studies. The university offers both master's and certificate programs in natural resource management.

2. State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was founded in 1911. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management, a Master of Science in Forest and Natural Resources Management and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. U.S. News & World Report ranked the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as the 36th top public school in 2012.

3. Texas Tech University in Lubbock

Texas Tech University, a member of the Texas Tech University system, was founded in 1923. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Tech University the 85th top public school in the U.S. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management; a minor in natural resources management is also available. Students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in the Department of Natural Resources Management can choose from five concentration areas that prepare them for specific jobs, including wildlife biologist and range manager.

List of Ten Good Natural Resource Management Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Colorado Mountain College Natural Resource Management Student Internship Program Glenwood Springs, CO
Green Mountain College Students work with Geographic Information Systems Poultney, VT
North Carolina State University Natural resource program collaborates with departments within the university and with other state universities Raleigh, NC
North Dakota State University B.S. in Natural Resource Management has option of emphasis in biotic, social sciences or physical resources Fargo, ND
Sul Ross State University Program geared toward biology, ecology and habitat management Alpine, TX
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Collegiate partnership with Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Texas Tech University Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Lubbock, TX
University of Alaska Accredited by the Society of American Foresters Fairbanks, AK
University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers internship opportunities in places such as Brazil Newark, DE
University of Denver Online master's degree in natural resource management available Denver, CO
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    • Massachusetts (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Harvard University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Physical Sciences
      • Chemistry Sciences
      • Forestry and Wildlands Management
      • Natural Resources Conservation
      • Natural Resources Management
      • Physical and Environmental Science
      • Physics
  • School locations:
    • Pennsylvania (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Pennsylvania include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Physical Sciences
      • Chemistry Sciences
      • Natural Resources Conservation
      • Natural Resources Management
        • Wetlands and Marine Resource Management
      • Physical and Environmental Science
      • Physics
  • School locations:
    • North Carolina (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Duke University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Physical Sciences
      • Chemistry Sciences
      • Forestry and Wildlands Management
      • Natural Resources Conservation
      • Natural Resources Management
      • Physical and Environmental Science
      • Physics

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