The Conservation Law Enforcement track of Natural Resource Management is designed to educate and prepare students for careers in Conservation Law Enforcement. There are additional requirements that must be met before graduates from this program can become a certified law enforcement officer in Georgia. A summary of the steps required can be found at http://www.gadnr.org/careers?cat=inside_dnr. Since all criminal justice courses are a part of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic certification, the focus of this degree program is to give students a solid foundation in wildlife ecology and management and to enhance their written and oral communication skills through a variety of advanced courses in communication and public administration. Lab activities and field trips are heavily geared towards experiential learning.
A minimum grade of C is required in all Forest Resources (FRSC prefix) courses.
Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:
Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions for specifics),
Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions for specifics), and
Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions for specifics).
The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.
When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).
A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.