Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement

The Minor in Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement is designed to combine the natural resource expertise of the fisheries and wildlife, forestry, parks, recreation and tourism, and resource development programs, with the law enforcement expertise of the criminal justice program to serve those students with career interests in conservation or environmental law enforcement. The minor is available as an elective to students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs in criminal justice, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, park, recreation and tourism resources, and resource development. The minor is administered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Students who are interested in enrolling should contact Jim Schneider. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

  

Requirements for the Minor in Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement (19-20 credits):

 

Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement Foundations ( 4 credits)

 1.  Complete ALL of the following courses (4 credits)

      CJ 110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

      CSUS 278 - Intro to Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement (1 cr.)

 

Natural Resources Conservation and Management (6-7 credits)

1.  One of the following courses (3 credits):

     CSUS 200 - Introduction to Sustainability (3 cr.)                                                                

     CSUS 276 - Sustaining Our National Parks and Recreation Lands (3 cr.)                          

     FW 101 - Fundamentals of Fisheries and Wildlife (3 cr.)                                                

     FOR 202 - Introduction to Forestry (3 cr.)                                                                         

 

2.  One of the following courses (3-4 credits):

     CSUS  320 - Environmental Management and Planning (3 cr.)                                            

     CSUS 476 - Natural Resource Recreation Management  (4 cr.)                                          

     FW 444 - Conservation Biology (3 cr.)                                                                              

     FW 481 - Global Issues in Fisheries and Wildlife  (3 cr.)                                                 

 

Environmental Attitudes, Policy and Law (3 credits)

1.  One of the following courses (3 credits):

     CSUS 310 - History of Environmental Thought & Sustainability (3 cr.)                               

     CSUS 464 - Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan (3 cr.)                       

     CSUS 465 - Environmental Law and Policy (3 cr.)                                                               

     FW 434 - Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3 cr.)                  

     FW 445 - Socio-economic and Policy of Conservation Biology (3 cr.)                       

     FOR 330 - Human Dimensions of Forests (3 cr.)                                                               

     FOR 446 - Natural Resources Policy (3 cr.)                                                                        

     MC 450 - International Environmental Law and Policy (3 cr.)                                          

     SOC 452 - Environment and Society (3 cr.)                                                                                

     IBIO 446 - Environmental Issues and Public Policy (3 cr.)                                               

 

Law Enforcement (6 credits)

1.   Two of the following courses (6 credits):

      CJ 210 -  Introduction to Forensic Science (3 cr.)                                                        

      CJ 220 - Criminology (3 cr.)                                                                                            

      CJ 235 - Investigation Procedures (3 cr.)                                                                     

      CJ 275 - Criminal Procedure (3 cr.)                                                                               

      CJ 335 - Policing (3 cr.)                                                                                              

      CJ 432 - Community Policing (3 cr.)                                                                              

 

Upon completion of the requirements for the minor in conservation, recreation and environmental enforcement, the student should contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and request certification for the completion of the minor. After the certification is approved by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Director of Academic Affairs of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Office of the Registrar will enter on the student's academic record the name of the minor and the date that it was completed. This certification will appear on the student's transcript.

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