Natural ResourcesB.S.

Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Careers: B.S. Natural Resources – Online

Careers with an educational background in natural resources span across a variety of industries including government, outdoor education and recreation, consulting, conservation, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit work and education.

Here is a list of possible job titles for natural resources graduates:

  • Environmental or science educator
  • Field researchers
  • Forest/rangeland/wildlife ecologist
  • GIS systems specialist
  • Land-use planner
  • Naturalist
  • Researcher
  • Riparian/watershed specialist
  • Wetlands restoration specialist

The undergraduate program is also a great foundation for going on to graduate work, such as the Master of Natural Resources, the Professional Science Master's in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration and the Sustainable Natural Resources graduate certificate – all offered online through OSU Ecampus.

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. OSU Ecampus Career Services is also a great resource for career information.


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