In the BS in natural resources conservation program at UMass Amherst, you’ll learn how ecological systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity while providing sustainable benefits to society. 

You’ll build your knowledge of the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, as well as best practices in natural resource management. You can also focus on one of six concentrations: 

You’ll gain hands-on field skills through your coursework and field experiences from summer jobs, internships, and cooperative education positions, providing essential professional training in natural resources conservation. 

After graduation, you’ll be prepared for entry-level employment in state, federal, and nonprofit conservation organizations, as well as environmental consulting firms and the green industry. You’ll also be ready to move on to graduate school and/or professional certification in a conservation concentration.