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B.Sc. Natural Resource Management

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Department of Natural Resource Management

BSc. In Natural Resource Management


This department is made up of a number of options that are taken by students. These options have a specialized professional orientation as detailed below ;

1.Conservation Biology Option
The Conservation Biology Option encourages students to study conservation across taxa (invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, fungi, microbes) and across scientific disciplines (ecology, genetics, evolution), supported by courses in policy, planning, and economics. It provides an option to pursue careers in education, law, policy, and other non-scientific approaches to conservation. Students will have the knowledge, skills, and experiences for careers as conservation biologists, conservation planners, ecologists, environmental educators, researchers, or resource managers.

Future, Career and Employment
Graduates will be equipped to pursue graduate degrees, work for government agencies or non-profit organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Land Trusts or become involved in environmental law or policy. Students completing this option could be qualified for Civil Service positions under the titles Ecologist, Fish and Wildlife Biologists, and Botanist. They also have an opportunity to go for further studies.

2. Ecology and Management of Rangelands Option
Rangeland Ecology and Management deals with the biological and physical processes of ecosystems and the application of this knowledge to the sustainable use of range and open lands. This is a great opportunity for students with an interest in plant ecology, plant animal interactions, and management of landscapes. Technical courses in range management and related natural resource subjects stress the application of basic concepts to management planning and practices. Selection of courses in wildlife or fisheries science, watershed hydrology and management, soil and water science, animal and plant science, or agricultural and resource economics can enhance qualification for certain types of employment. Many of these courses involve hands-on work in the rangelands of Arizona. Range management professionals may inventory soils, plants, and animals; develop resource management plans with agencies or private firms; help restore degraded lands; or manage a preserve or ranch.

Future, Career and Employment
Because of their broad, interdisciplinary background, students are employed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, state land departments, and a variety of other agencies. They also have an opportunity to go for further studies.

3. Landscape Assessment and Analysis Option
The strength of the Landscape Option is the application of computer-based technology to answer questions in natural resource and environmental planning and management. The Landscape Option offers students a tremendous breadth and depth of study in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and technology integrated with the study of natural resource management and conservation.

Future, Career and Employment

The program prepares students for careers in information management, geospatial information technology, resource mapping, and environmental or conservation planning. Graduates have excellent employment opportunities in natural resources management and in planning.Graduates also have the opportunity to go for further studies.

4. Watershed Management and Ecohydrology Option
Watershed Hydrology and Management is the art and science of managing the natural resources of wild land drainage basins, with special consideration given to the quantity and quality of the water resource. Watershed managers are concerned with sustained productivity of such products as water, wood, forage, wildlife, and recreational opportunities.

Future, Career and Employment
Watershed management graduates are qualified for careers in organizations and businesses concerned with integrated land management, the environment, or water resources. Many are employed as hydrologists. Employers include federal or state agencies, municipal water districts, private consulting firms, and conservation organizations. The study of watershed management emphasizes the combined physical, biological, and management aspects of natural resources, with special attention to water. Students receive specialized course work in subjects specific to the management of surface water resources. The curriculum also emphasizes social science, communication skills, and procedures for analyzing policy, as these tools are becoming increasingly important components of successful resource management activities.Graduates also have the opportunity to go for further studies.

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management
Undergraduates may pursue an option in either Wildlife Conservation and Management or Fisheries Conservation and Management. Wildlife science and fisheries science are the study of wild animals, fish, and other aquatic organisms. This involves the study of their biology and the interrelationships with each other, with humans, and with the physical and biological environment that makes up their habitat. Managers and biologists are concerned with maintaining species diversity, improving conditions for declining and endangered species, managing populations that are hunted or fished, conducting law enforcement, and coordinating other resource management activities to maintain environmental quality. Some professionals may be active in surveys of plants and animals, operation and management of refughatcheries, pollution monitoring and testing, design and conduct of research, habitat improvement, pest management, environmental education, or computer modeling. Professionals in wildlife and fisheries are employed by government agencies- including the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Land Management, and Forest Service.

The tuition fee per year is 839,500 F CFA for Cameroonians and 1,239,500 F CFA for foreign students. To read more about fees  click here.

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Level of Studies
Degree Offered
Bachelor of Science (BSc.)
Natural Resource Management
Duration of Studies
4 years (8 Semesters)
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