Conservation Law Enforcement Undergraduate Certificate

Park rangers and fire fighters going over plans for prescribed burns.

Work in conservation law

Ensure law and justice in a unique environment: the outdoors.

Work in beautiful scenery and protect nature’s well-being. Gain a better understanding of how crime and biology connect.

Careers and outcomes

This certificate prepares you for jobs such as:

  • Conservation law officer
  • Marine patrol officer
  • Forest ranger
  • Park guide
  • Forestry technician
  • Cartographic technician

Conservation Law Enforcement

This certificate is jointly offered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Biology and is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge needed to pursue a career in conservation law enforcement. Students who complete this certificate will better understand the interdisciplinary nature of conservation law enforcement and the interdependent relationship between criminological and biological principles in this unique law enforcement field.

This certificate is administered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Program requirements (18-19 hours)

  1. Recommended Elective: BIO 121(4); or BIO 101(3) and 111(1).
  2. CRM 210(3), CRM 365(3), CRM 400(3), BIO 122(4), BIO 373(3).
  3. One course from following to complete at least 18-19 hours: BIO 532(3), 561(2), 573(3), 575(3), 576(3).
  4. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Choose your certificate

  1. Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State (if you're not already a current student).
  2. Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in conservation law enforcement.