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Natural Resource Conservation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Menominee, WI, United States
The Natural Resource Conservation programming at UW-Stout prepares students for careers in the fields of ecological restoration and natural resource management, which includes land, soil, plants, and animals. 

Overview

Professionals working in these fields spend a mixture of time working outside in the field and inside in the office or lab. Minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Chemistry are recommended.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has identified a critical national shortage in professionals with the ability to identify plants in the field. Our program requires a strong foundation in plant sciences with courses in botany, plant taxonomy, and plant ecology. It is unique in requiring substantial geographic information systems (GIS) coursework, an emphasis on invasive plant species and natural areas management, a required internship, and a strong senior capstone experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The coursework is designed to train students for careers in identifying, protecting, managing, and rehabilitating terrestrial and wetland natural areas. Natural Resource Conservation is ideal for students who want to get jobs as:

  • Biological, botanical, and forestry technicians 
  • Invasive plant species or ecological restoration technicians with private or non-profit industry
  • Research technicians
  • Environmental consultants
  • Natural areas managers
  • Naturalists
  • GIS/GPS technicians
  • Reclamation specialists with the Bureau of Land Management
  • Wetland delineators

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

Admission requirements:
  • Application
  • English Proficiency Test
  • Declaration of Finances
  • Official/Attested Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17423 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17423 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12797 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Menominee

  • 1328 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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