For more information contact:

Brian Black


Marc Morency

(West Campus)


Bay College

2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829


If you like being outdoors, are interested in protecting the integrity of the world’s ecosystems and envision a world of sustainable forests, wildlife, waters, and other natural resources, you’re a great candidate for a natural resources career! 

Why a Degree in Natural Resources?
Effective assessment and management of natural resources is critical to sustaining a habitable planet.  A degree in Natural Resources opens the door to many careers in the diverse and growing fields of natural resources.

Why Bay College?
Our degree is a perfect way to get started on a Natural Resources career.  Bay offers foundational courses for a variety of Natural Resources Baccalaureate (4-year) degrees.  Bay students often transfer to Michigan Tech, LSSU, or UW Stevens Point to complete their studies.

Degree Options
Associate in Science in Pre-Natural Resources
Generally, these professions will a Bachelor degree or higher.  Our degree gets you on the right path.  Check out our Pre-Natural Resources Degree brochure.

Career Options

Careers include:
  • Biotechnologist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Ecosystem Manager
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fisheries Manager
  • Forester
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forestry Educator
  • Forest Manager
  • Forest Entomologist
  • Forest Health Specialist
  • Forest Hydrologist
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist
  • Habitat Manager
  • Herpetologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Manager
  • Land Resource Technician
  • Mammologist
  • Natural Resource Planner
  • Natural Land Manager
  • Nursery Manager
  • Ornithologist
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Park Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Plant Health Specialist
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Silviculturist
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Urban Forester
  • Watershed Manager
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Ecologist
  • Wildlife Educator
You can learn more about the expected job growth and types of positions in this field by going to the link below:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Supporting Employers
  • Academia
  • Construction Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Environmental NGOs
  • Forest Products Industries
  • Investment Firms
  • Natural Resource Industries
  • Nature Centers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Pollution Control Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • State Departments of Natrual Resources and Conservation
  • State Departments of Environmental quality
  • State Departments of Agriculture
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Tree Service Firms and Nurseries
  • Urban Forestry Companies
  • USDA Forest Service
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • US National Park Service
  • Universities
  • Utility Companies
  • Water Resource Agencies
  • Wildlife NGO’s
  • Zoos
Bay College Main,
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
906.786.5802 Main Campus Directions