Winthrop University: Conservation Careers

Conservation Careers


Conservationists focus on how to care for and manage the Earth's natural resources so that all living things can benefit from them now and in the future. A professional conservationist can work out in the field for federal and state agencies like the National Park Service or US Forest Service, or they can serve in a variety of administrative, communications, or policy roles for companies or non-profit organizations. Some specific careers that focus on conservation include:

  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife manager
  • Environmental educator
  • Meteorologist
  • Land use planner
  • Environmental lawyer

Recommended Major: Environmental Science

Recommended Minors: Biology, Geology, Political Science, Biology Education, Leadership Studies, Outdoor Leadership

Last Updated: 4/24/23