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Natural Resource Law Enforcement (B.S.)

Only you can prevent overharvest!

The Natural Resource Law Enforcement Program was developed in coordination with state and federal agencies and is only 1 of 5 similar programs in the U.S. The curriculum builds a strong integrated academic foundation in natural resource management, conservation biology, environmental policy, and criminal justice. Experiential learning will prepare students for the daily duties of the career and connect students with prospective future employers. Skills in communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, leadership, ethics, laws and human dimensions, statistics, technology, global competence, critical thinking, and problem solving will be developed during pursuit of this degree. Students enrolled in the Natural Resource Law Enforcement degree have the option to double major in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in a career in law enforcement
  • Consider yourself an advocate for the environment
  • Have interest in outdoor recreation
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enjoy working with people

Career Opportunities

  • Conservation Officer
  • Federal Enforcement Agent
  • Game Warden
  • Park Ranger
  • Federal Refuge Manager

Recent Employers

  • State and Muncipal Departments of Natural Resources
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Tribal Governments

Internship Opportunities

  • State and Muncipal Departments of Natural Resources
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Tribal Governments

Suggested Minors

  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Botany
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Criminal Justice

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.