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UMFK leads with conservation law enforcement degree

June 30, 2015

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent announced that it has a new four year bachelor of science degree program in conservation law enforcement for the upcoming fall 2015 semester.

Nestled in the northern forests of Maine where woodsmen make their livelihoods, nature lovers find recreation across all seasons and hunters from across the world come for sport; UMFK is uniquely positioned to prepare students to help manage the natural resources on which a modern civilization relies. The Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement prepares students with both the technical skills and knowledge base for natural resources and law enforcement professionals. Graduates with these skills and knowledge find careers in the Maine Department of conservation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and other related agencies.

The program has two interrelated professional specializations, wildlife conservation and law enforcement. Graduates of the wildlife conservation professional specialization will have prepared themselves for employment in natural resource professions within private, federal, or state wildlife sectors. Additionally, the curriculum ensures that students receive the academic background many organizations require for further post-graduate studies. The university will prepare graduates of the law enforcement professional specialization for employment in law enforcement professions at the federal, state, local and nonprofit sectors. The university specifically designed the curriculum to provide students with a strong academic background in public administration and management.

The program addresses the need for conservationists and law enforcement professionals in Maine and beyond. The goal is to raise awareness and student interests in sustainability and protection of the country's valuable natural resources. Students can enroll now for the fall 2015 semester.

Anyone interested in attending the University of Maine at Fort Kent or seeking more information on the Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement Program should contact the UMFK Admissions Office at (207) 834-7600 or by e-mail: umfkadm@maine.edu

People may also schedule a visit at the UMFK admissions website at: http://umfk.edu/admissions/visiting/