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Environment/Natural Resources/Conservation

This interest field is for students who are interested in the environment and natural resources, such as our air, land, water, wildlife and woods.  Students choose careers in field biology, education, environmental engineering, environmental science, recreation, non-profits, governmental agencies, policy groups, or as consultants.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Crop and Soil Sciences, Environmental Studies and Agriscience, Fisheries & Wildlife, Forestry, Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism

College of Engineering: Biosystems Engineering

James Madison College: STEPPS Specialization

College of Natural Science: Environmental Biology/Plant Biology, Environmental Biology/Microbiology, Environmental Biology/Zoology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Plant Biology, Zoology

College of Social Science: Geography

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as Arts & Letters) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

Click here for a listing of all undergraduate academic programs at MSU.


Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • Davey Tree
  • Michigan – Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Pheasants Forever
  • State of Michigan
  • Student Conservation Association
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Services
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Wyoming – Department of Fish and Game

Web Resources – Professional Organizations

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Web Resources – Job/Internship Search Engines

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