Top Schools for Natural Resource Management
Read about programs in natural resource management, a multidisciplinary field that incorporates the social and physical sciences. Find information about degree options and rankings for three universities, as well as an overview of other top schools that offer programs in natural resource management.
Natural resource managers study the impact management practices have on wildlife, livestock and ecology. Programs in natural resource management can be found at the University of Denver, Texas Tech University and the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Awards range from bachelor's to doctoral degrees. Individual schools also offer a certificate or an undergraduate minor.
Top U.S. Schools with Natural Resource Management Programs
1. University of Denver in CO
The University of Denver, the oldest private school in the Rocky Mountain region, ranked 82nd among national universities in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Natural resource management programs are offered through Denver's University College, which is a school of professional and continuing studies. The university offers both master's and certificate programs in natural resource management. Requirements for the master's degree program can be completed on campus or online.
2. State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse
U.S. News & World Report ranked the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 36th among public schools in 2012. The college offers a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management, Master of Science in Forest and Natural Resources Management and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.
3. Texas Tech University in Lubbock
In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Tech University 85th among public schools 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 concentrations that prepare them for specific jobs, including positions as wildlife biologists and range managers.
List of Ten Good Natural Resource Management Schools
|Colorado Mountain College||Natural Resource Management Student Internship Program||Glenwood Springs, CO|
|Green Mountain College||Students work with geographic information systems (GIS)||Poultney, VT|
|North Carolina State University||Natural resource program collaborates with other university departments and state universities||Raleigh, NC|
|North Dakota State University||B.S. in Natural Resource Management program offers emphases in biotics, 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 program in natural resource management||Denver, CO|
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