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Conservation Management

Bachelor’s Degree

The UIU Advantage

Enjoy the outdoors? Conservation Management allows you to combine a satisfying work experience with your love of nature. This major prepares you for rewarding jobs in natural resource management, park maintenance and enforcement, ecological fieldwork, and natural areas improvement.

Why Conservation Management at UIU?

  • UIU’s Fayette Campus is ideally situated in rural NE Iowa among forested hills, rushing rivers, scenic parks and prime fishing and wildlife areas. Many lab courses are conducted outdoors.
  • Our Conservation Management program is widely respected with strong graduate placement.
  • Faculty are experts with real-world experience in wildlife, forestry, plant and environmental sciences who have a passion for helping students and creating engaging experiences to foster success in your careers.

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Conservation Management Courses

See course descriptions for the classes you need for your Conservation Management degree, as well as any general education requirements.

Academic Calendar

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Careers in Conservation Management

A degree prepares you for many careers, such as county conservation board technician, conservation officer/law enforcement, environmental services specialist, fisheries biologist, natural resources conservation service specialist, naturalist, park ranger, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer, and wildlife biologist.

UIU Locations for Bachelor's Degree in Conservation Management

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Convenient, Focused Scheduling

UIU Conservation Management students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule.

The Conservation Management bachelor’s degree program is offered through UIU’s School of Arts and Sciences.


When you’re ready to apply for your bachelor’s degree in Conservation Management, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Or Try This

If Conservation Management is not quite what you are looking for, check out our Environmental Science program or Life Science plant emphasis.


Hunter Slifka, '18

Conservation Management
Fayette Campus

The field day experiences definitely expanded my soil health vocabulary and helped me become more familiar with farm management best practices.

Faculty Spotlight

Jennifer L. Stoffel, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Many of the students I teach find employment at the city, county, state and federal levels as well as with non-profit organizations. As human populations rise, pressures on our Earth’s resources and biodiversity continue to grow. The need for conserving our resources continues to rise and we need interdisciplinary problem solvers to provide solutions for these real life challenges. The faculty at UIU continue to collaborate with other agencies and landowners to help do just that.