Conservation Law Enforcement

Degrees and Certificates


CLAW140W: Wildlife and Outdoor Identification

Wildlife and Outdoor Identification teaches wildlife identification by tracks, calls, and sight. The term wildlife includes common species of mammals, birds, fish, waterfowl, reptiles, and amphibians. This course also gives students the ability to identify other outdoor species, including plants, fungi, common trees and ocean organisms, as well as knowledge about equipment and tools used in the outdoors for recreation or commercial use. All identification is specific to northeastern United States.

CLAW208W: Conservation Law Project

A student-directed capstone course, Conservation Law Project asks students to apply the knowledge and skills they learned while fulfilling their Conservation Law Enforcement degree requirements. Conservation Law Enforcement majors must complete a Hunter Education course, a Trapper Education course, and a Boater Safety Education course. They also have to complete 12 job shadows and/or ride along with six different law-enforcement agencies and six outdoor-related business and/or regulated activities (e.g. shadowing a trapper/forager/hunter/guide or observing criminal court proceedings). Conservation Law majors work with their advisor to complete a total of 96 hours to meet these requirements.