Pre-Natural Resources

Explore Pre-Natural Resources at Bay College

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Why Pre-Natural Resources?

The Pre-Natural Resources Degree is for students who love being outdoors and are interested in protecting the integrity of the world’s ecosystems. Effective assessment and management of natural resources is critical to sustaining a habitable planet, so If you envision a world of sustainable forests, wildlife, waters, and other natural resources, this is a great program for you!


Why Bay College?

The Pre-Natural Resources program at Bay College 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
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Natural Resources (Pre)60.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Wildlife Management

Career Opportunities

A degree in Natural Resources opens the door to many careers in a diverse and growing field. Students can go on to be many things, such as:

  • Conservation Officers
  • Ecologists
  • Land Managers
  • Foresters
  • Wildlife Educators
  • Environmental Analysts
  • Park Rangers
  • Mammalogist

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!