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Conservation Law Enforcement

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Degree Details

Offered as: Associate

Program Highlights

  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Combined Coursework in Natural Science and Criminology
  • Optional 2+2 Pathway

Why Study Conservation Law Enforcement at Mount Aloysius College?

This program mixes laboratory and field experience to prepare graduates for a career in law enforcement through a mixture of basic biology and ecology combined with additional exposure to law enforcement practice and theory.

What do graduates do?

There are many possibilities for graduates of this program. Students who wish to continue their education may apply for a 2+2 program that will enable those students to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management. Another career track is to apply to the Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Pennsylvania’s conservation officer training academy.

Possible Careers

  • Warden Service
  • National Park Service
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USFS Conservation Law Officer
  • Marine Patrol
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Conservation Law Officer
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Forest Ranger

*Some career paths require a civil service test

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

Fish and game wardens made an average of $58,570 in 2017.

The demand for Conservation scientists and Foresters is expected to rise 6% from 2016 to 2026, an increase of 2,000 jobs.*

The average median wage for a Conservation Scientist in the state of Pennsylvania is $52,550.* The average median wage for a Forester in the state of Pennsylvania is $68,530.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Who will teach me?

Full-time faculty and adjunct faculty that are current professionals in the field.

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