Degrees type: Associate

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Interested in the outdoors? Want to become a game warden, work for the DCNR, or be a park ranger for your local state park? A degree in conservation law enforcement is the perfect fit for you.

Conservation law enforcement officers are dedicated to enforcing laws related to environmental conservation, outdoor recreation, and public safety. They deal with laws related to hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, and habitat preservation.

At Mount Aloysius College, you can get your degree in conservation law enforcement in as little as two years. Prepare for your career by learning a mixture of biology, ecology, and law enforcement practice and theory. Take your education out of the classroom with courses that go into the wild and bring techniques and practices to life.

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Program Highlights

  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Combined Coursework in Natural Science and Criminology

  • Optional 2+2 Pathway

Students working on research by a lake

Learn Beyond the Classroom with Hands-On Fieldwork

Lake Inventory

Students travel to a local lake, where they use seine netting to perform lake inventory.

Animal Conservation

Students installed bat boxes at a local park and on campus to assist with the conservation of the local bat population.

Study Insect-Borne Disease

Students harvest ticks in the woods on-campus for research into Lyme disease.

Water Quality Assessments

Students get to travel to a local abandoned mine drainage field to assess and test the water quality in the area.

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Project: Sustainable Feeding

Daniel, ‘19, conducts a research project focused on barramundi fish at University of Tasmania.

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It’s in their DNA

Three Mounties find their fit in a DNA-based independent research project

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Dental Inspiration

Brady, '16, discovered his career as a kid, and found his path at MAC.

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Donating Dentists

Katie and Ally work to give dental hygiene kits to homeless shelters.

Watch a video with Dr. Merrilee Anderson, a professor in the science and mathematics department, talking about the “living classroom”.

Watch a video with alum Patrick McKee talking about learning sustainability at the Mount.

Watch a video about what to expect when visiting Mount Aloysius.

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