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Conservation Law Enforcement

The Conservation Law Enforcement program is a four year, Bachelor of Science degree program. This interdisciplinary degree program has two professional specializations: Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement. The primary focus of this program is skill based and is designed to prepare graduates to qualify for entry-level positions that emphasize both conservation law enforcement and wildlife conservation. Sustainable management of wildlife resources by private and public sectors, as well as the enforcement of these resources, requires knowledgeable and technically competent people. The Conservation Law Enforcement Program is designed to provide students with both the technical skills and knowledge base for natural resources and law enforcement professionals. 

The Conservation Law Enforcement Program has two interrelated professional specializations:

  1. Wildlife Conservation
  2. Law Enforcement

Graduates of the Wildlife Conservation professional specialization will be prepared for employment in natural resource professions within private, federal, or state wildlife sectors. Additionally, the curriculum ensures that students are provided with the academic background required for further post-graduate studies. Graduates of the Law Enforcement professional specialization will be prepared for employment in law enforcement professions at the federal, state, local and non-profit sectors. Additionally, the curriculum is specifically designed so that students are provided with a strong academic background in public administration/management which will materially assist graduates in the performance of their jobs and advancement in leadership and management.