Natural Resources
Associate in Science Employment Preparation

The Natural Resources Associate’s Degree with Employment Preparation is a two-year degree that prepares students to work in a variety of different environmentally focused fields including: wildlife management/ecology, ecosystem management, landscape ecology, restoration ecology, fire ecology, parks and recreation planning, environmental consulting, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), natural resources law enforcement, forensic entomology, urban planning, nature interpretation, ecotourism, alternative energy, water treatment/management, zookeeping, environmental education, and more. 

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
NR 001 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
NR 001L Conservation of Natural Resources Lab 1
NR 003 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
NR 004 Introduction to Ecosystem Management 3
NR 021 Introduction to GIS 3
COD GE Area C2 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities & Culture 3
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1


Course Code Title Units
COD GE Area C5 Personal Growth & Development 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
NR 059 Careers in Natural Res & Agri Sciences 3
  Major Elective Units 10
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any math course from COD GE Area C4 B. 3-5

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
NR 095A Natural Resources Work Experience 3
  Major Elective Units 13

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE courses.

COD GE Courses

Major Elective Units List