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Explore the environment and train for a career in natural science.

Natural Resources & Ecology Master’s

In the M.S. natural resources and ecology program you will explore environmental science with a focus on natural resource issues. Current program strengths are in ecology and field biology and environmental policy and planning. The program offers both a research thesis option or an internship option.

What Will I Learn?

You will have the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty working at the top of their fields. Experiential learning opportunities are never far with easy access to the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain Basin. In addition, you will gain mastery in:

  • Ecological concepts and methods, experimental design, spatial analysis, taxonomy, statistical methods and applied issues
  • Ecological data collection and sampling techniques
  • Scientific research questions and methodology

What is Unique About Our Program?

Step into a field all your own and become a professional scientist with our natural resources and ecology program. With the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park and 490-square-mile Lake Champlain as your laboratory, you’ll immerse yourself in a science career.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Develop the knowledge, skills, experience and credentials to pursue a successful career in natural resources such as park naturalist; environmental scientist; environmental planner; field ecologist; agency fisheries, forest or wildlife scientist and many others.

Graduates of our program are pursuing a variety of careers and fields including:

  • Natural resources
  • Environmental science/ecology
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental conservation
  • Park naturalist
  • Forest biologist
  • Aquatic/fisheries biologist
  • Wildlife biologist
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