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Building on a broad base of law enforcement knowledge, students of conservation law enforcement learn the importance of integrating science and law into their theoretical and practical views concerning conservation of our natural resources.
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Gain the field-based knowledge and skills necessary to work in natural environments.

The B.S. in Conservation Law Enforcement at Unity College offers an extraordinary mix of strong liberal arts preparation with practical, in-the-field experience in the techniques of environmental law enforcement.

B.S. in Conservation Law Enforcement

At Unity, you’ll receive active, hands-on training in one of the oldest and most established four-year programs of its kind in the country. Our small, close-knit community is focused on the future and ready for the environmental challenges that lie ahead.

If you love the outdoors and are committed to the responsible stewardship of Earth’s wildlife and natural resources, our conservation law enforcement major will prepare you to pursue your passion head-on.

Program Highlights 

What You Will Study  

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, as a conservation law enforcement major, you will study and explore: 

  • Crime scene investigation techniques, such as fingerprint lifting, trajectory analysis, footprint and tire tread casting, and evidence collection
  • Policy procedures for the preparation and execution of search warrants
  • Procedures for conducting interviews and interrogations 
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Proper methods for handling evidence 

Conservation Law Enforcement program course program sheet (PDF)

Careers in Conservation Law Enforcement

The conservation law enforcement degree at Unity prepares students for both graduate study and a wide range of careers related to resource management and environmental protection. 

Unity graduates have achieved success as state fish and game wardens; forest rangers; marine patrols; federal enforcement officers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management; environmental enforcement officers for the Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies; and more. 

Graduates have also found success in traditional law enforcement as investigators and police officers at the local, state, and federal levels. 

As a conservation law enforcement graduate, you may additionally wish to consider taking advantage of either the accelerated Master of Business Administration—a one-year program—or the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration offered at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.

Discover the many ways Unity College Career Services can help you reach your career goals. 

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Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to helping you drive real change through leading-edge knowledge and expertise. 

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To learn more about our academic programs and discuss your areas of interest, contact Unity College Admissions. We look forward to hearing from you!