About the Program

As a Conservation Law Enforcement student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from faculty who have worked in the field and with hands-on learning as you prepare for your career! Opportunities to find your passion in three different concentrations help you learn the necessary skills you’ll need to be career-ready.

You have the option of pairing your degree with a minor or with one of our three concentrations.

Conservation Law Enforcement

Dive deeper into UMFK’s Bachelor of Science in conservation law program.

Conservation Law Enforcement, General Studies

Earn a Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Conservation Law Enforcement.

Concentrations

Customize your conservation law degree to match your career goals with one of these concentrations.

Law Enforcement

Protect your community or your nation with a concentration in Law Enforcement.

Natural Resources

This concentration prepares you for careers as a Forest Ranger, Park Ranger, and more!

Wildlife Conservation

Do you want to work outside? Consider becoming a wildlife biologist!

Employers who have hired our graduates in recent years include:

  • Maine Warden Service
  • Maine Forest Rangers
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Maine Depart. of Conservation
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Depart. of Homeland Security
  • Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Maine State Police
  • Local Police Departments

Potential employers include:

  • Maine Warden Service
  • Maine Forest Rangers
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Maine Department of Conservation
  • Fish & Game
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Maine State Police
  • Local Police Departments (various)

Graduates have careers as:

  • Game Warden
  • Forest Ranger
  • Conservation Law Officer
  • Marine Patrol
  • State Trooper
  • Sheriff Deputy
  • Police Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Customs and Border Officer
  • Forester and Forestry Technician

Career outlook and earning potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Program Requirements

  • BIO 204: Zoology
  • FOR 260: Silvics (Forest Ecology) OR
    BIO 352: Ecology
  • CRJ 215: Principles of Investigations
  • CRJ 242: Wildlife Forensics
  • ENV 302: Wildlife Conservation & Management
  • FOR 100: Introduction to Forestry
  • FOR 109: Dendrology
  • FOR 131: Spreadsheets for Natural Resource Professionals
  • FOR 132: Forest Protection I
  • FOR 242: Map and LiDAR Interpretation
  • GEO 103: Introduction To Global Positioning Systems
  • PSA 315: Public Policy  OR
    HTY 350 US Environmental History
  • PSA 221: Ethics And Community OR
    BUS 260: Business Ethics
  • PSA 312: Grant Writing
  • PSA 398: Conservation Law Enforcement Internship   OR
    FOR 350: Forest Management Practicum
  • SSC 327: Interpersonal Skills for Supervisors
  • POS 310 Energy Law & Policy

Required Support Courses

  • GIS 300: GIS Applications I
  • MAT 128: College Algebra
  • MAT 351: Statistics I

Violette Wilderness Camp

Among the facilities students have access to

3.5 million acres

North Maine Woods

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

An example of where our graduates work today

Next Steps

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