Research: Natural Resources and Wildlife Management

The Natural Resources and Wildlife Management area of study focuses on the behavior and populations of species, and the conservation plans and management strategies developed to protect those species – including their habitats. Students in this field will combine their understanding of biology and species interactions with their understanding of policy and regulations for the betterment of the species, ecosystems and environmental health.

Coursework includes a core of required Environmental Science coursework covering a variety of interdisciplinary topics ranging from environmental systems, soil, water, global changes, environmental law, fundamentals of geographic information systems, and environmental assessment. Required coursework can be found in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

What can you do with a Natural Resources and Wildlife Management Area of Study?

Students pursuing a Natural Resource and Wildlife Management area of study will be well suited for careers in natural resources specifically focused on management, regulatory agencies, and wildlife biology. Government agencies - from municipal to federal levels - employ graduates with a natural resource and/or wildlife management background to conduct research projects or to direct land management programs in public parks, nature areas, and game lands. Many nonprofit agencies employ graduates with this background to manage their environmental holdings such as a conservancy, preserve or wetland.