Research, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Degree Track:

If you are primarily interested in research, conservation, and natural resources, a B.S. in Environmental Science will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in those fields.

Students pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Studies with research interests in conservation and restoration should strongly consider a double major with Biology or at least a minor in Biology.

Types of jobs you might pursue:

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Park/Forest Ranger
  • GIS technician
  • Botanist
  • Forester
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Organic Farmer

Internship or research opportunities to consider:

Extracurricular activities to consider:

Graduate School:

If you are interested in doing scientific research, it is likely that an advanced degree will be required, which means that graduate school is in your future. You will want to study for the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and consult with faculty in your area of interest.

We recommend these faculty members for questions on this pathway:

Currently enrolled students, for more information please visit myGU.

DISCLAIMER: These resources are tools to help students and advisors consider options when planning an academic path in environmental studies, and are not intended to replace the definitive degree requirements listed in the Gonzaga University Catalog. If there are any discrepancies between these resources and the requirements listed in the catalog, the student should always defer to the catalog for the accurate, contractual listing of requirements between the student and Gonzaga University.