The Associate of Science Degree in Natural Resources is a gateway to many different environmentally-focused careers in such fields as wildlife management, ecosystem management, wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, parks and recreation planning, environmental consulting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), natural resources law enforcement, forensic entomology, urban planning, alternative energy, and many more. The Natural Resources program also serves students who wish to enter directly into an environmentally-related occupation upon completion of the two-year associate’s degree. Transfer students who wish to prepare for four-year colleges will find not only the coursework but also the practical experience required for their majors and fields of interest.

Required Classes

Course Class Credits
NR 000 Refer to college catalog page 164 to obtain a list of required courses and credits


Desert Ecologist
Desert Naturalist
Field Ranger