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Natural Resource Conservation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
In this Natural Resource Conservation program from University of Idaho, you will explore the human dimensions of natural resource management and conservation, and address the question of how human communities and institutions manage their relationship with ecological resources. 
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Are you interested in understanding and influencing how people affect and interact with the environment and our natural resources?

You will learn to apply this knowledge to protect and maintain earth’s wild places, manage natural resources, and improve the human experience with the natural environment.

Students in this nationally recognized program can choose from two options:

  • Conservation Planning and Management: This option focuses on the theory, processes, and techniques for the management and planning of conservation systems.
  • Conservation Science: This is a general program that focuses on the basic principles of the natural environment and its conservation, use and improvement.
  • Practical experience is vital to enhancing your education and preparing you for your professional career. You'll participate in field courses that include traveling in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, and a backpacking trip in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.

Degree Fit

This Natural Resource Conservation program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Care about the environment
  • Want a career working outdoors
  • Want to interact with people
  • Have strong communication skills

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Conservation planner
  • Environmental/land use planner
  • Wilderness/backcountry manager
  • Park ranger
  • Community development specialist
  • Information or education specialist
  • Interpretive naturalist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Chemistry 
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Physical Geology & lab
  • Introduction to College Writing 
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Exploring Natural Resources 
  • Intro to Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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