Natural Resource Conservation Management Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights
McNeese State University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in natural resource conservation management provides you with an understanding of the sciences as they relate to the environment and natural resources. Students study plant and animal ecology, wetland delineations, wildlife techniques and more, while also receiving specialized training in water and soil testing and other ecological conservation techniques. As a natural resource conservation management major, you can also minor in agricultural sciences, environmental science or wildlife management.
Study in the Louisiana swamps and bayous
Lake Charles is located in the heart of Southwest Louisiana, rich with preserves, refuges, forests, parks, waterways and wetlands. McNeese’s connection with local scientists and wildlife managers creates opportunities for undergraduate students to use these natural resources as living classrooms and labs.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Natural Resource Conservation Management Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations
Bring your love of conservation to the classroom and become a middle or high school teacher with initial teacher certification in environmental science.Environmental Science Education Curriculum
What Can You Do with a Natural Resource Conservation Management Degree?
With a bachelor’s degree in natural resource conservation management, you'll qualify for state or federal government jobs in natural resources, as well as many positions in a variety of industries such as petroleum and energy. You can also earn your master’s degree and focus on a specialized area of study.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Science in Environmental and Chemical Sciences
- Master of Forest Science
- Master of Landscape Architecture
- Master of Natural Resources
- Master of Science in Marine Science
- Juris Doctor in Environmental Law
Job Titles or Employers
- Cameron LNG
- Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
- Gulf Coast Soil and Water Conservation District
- Lotte Chemical
- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
- Pioneer Natural Resources Company
- Targa Resources
- USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
The more than 100 student clubs and organizations on campus include Ducks Unlimited, Wildlife Club, Pre-Vet Society and Collegiate FFA. You can also volunteer for research or community service, such as bird identification and banding, tree and marsh grass plantings, deer station checking, coastal and inland vegetation plantings and oiled bird recovery.
Join other majors in natural resource conservation management on trips to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, White Lake, Sam Houston Jones State Park, the Louisiana Audubon Society, Tuten Park and more. You’ll be able to observe and participate in current wildlife research being conducted by McNeese graduate students and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Axiall Nature Lab
McNeese’s Axiall Nature Lab, an outdoor education program housed on a property with diverse ecosystems, provides wildlife habitat and nature education programs for school and scouting groups, as well as wildlife and habitat-related research opportunities.
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Natural Resource Conservation Management
Not sure if the natural resource conservation management bachelor’s program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. Frederick "Chip" LeMieux – Department Head