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Natural Resource Biology

Also known as: Biology-Natural Resource


This specialization prepares students for degree work in Environmental Biology, Forestry, Resource Management, and Wildlife Management. The specialization of Natural Resource Biology provides course work concerning ecological communities, plant and animal studies, and Geographic Information Systems. Students in GIS will use computer-based technology in mapping, surveying, documentation of species, land use, and other aspects of biology, geology, resource management, and related fields.

With a degree in Natural Resource Biology you could be employed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, private industry.

Sample Careers

GIS applications, Forester, Wildlife Biologist, Game Warden, Environmental Protection Agency Scientist, Mining Consultant, Consulting Biologist

Additional Resources

Course Syllabi: Search this section for specific syllabi offered at NWC.

Scholarship Opportunities

NWC offers a variety of scholarships. We invite you to access more scholarship information on these opportunities.


John Campbell
Professor of Biological Sciences and Coordinator of Biological Sciences

Ron Hitchcock
Professor of Biological Sciences

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