Volunteer Abby Rainwater handles Jacob the Red-tailed hawk at the Raptor Rehabilitation Project on the MU Campus.

The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Human Dimensions targets students who wish to link a solid background in taxonomy and ecology with social sciences.  Students may focus on outdoor interpretation, natural resources economics, and resource policy.  The degree addresses the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing natural and human-dominated ecosystems, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired societal goals.  The degree has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences that are applied to conserving plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, rivers and streams, and urban areas.  The degree also develops students’ skills in working with diverse groups of people.  Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Human Dimensions can find employment as interpretive naturalists, natural resource educators.

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Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: