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Arkansas Wildlife Programs

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

The last months of the year are the times when high school students and undergraduate seniors are considering either pursuing higher education or entering the work force for some time. The decision of where you will go to school is difficult (unless you’re following family tradition) and can make a difference in who you meet plus your experiences for the next few years of your life. Furthermore, deciding what you will major in can be another obstacle. If you’re considering an environmental major the schools available to you changes greatly compared to if you are interested in majoring in business.

If you’re still in the throws of determining which school is right for you (or which have environmental majors) then I’ve recorded here all the schools in Arkansas which have majors in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, and environmental sciences. Finding information shouldn’t be difficult especially if you’re flexible and don’t mind being from Maine and attending school in California. Other states which have been completed are Alabama and Alaska that you may be interested in reviewing. The abbreviation list for understanding which degrees are available as either an undergraduate or graduate student has also been updated.

Initial credit for this information is given to the Wildlife Society. I’ve edited it to also reflect schools which have clubs for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. I plan to revisit these schools at a later time to share those which also have the professional organizations of the Society of American Forester’s and the American Fisheries Society. Being involved while your in school can assist you in developing skills (not just leadership skills) that you will utilize when you graduate from college.

So if you’re thinking about pursuing a major in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, environmental science or related sciences stay tuned for the next states who have environmentally based majors.

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Schools with Environmental Programs- AL, AK, AZ, AR

April 22, 2010 1 comment

Here’s all the Universities/Colleges in the US for states, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, and Arkansas which carry environmentally based programs. My aim was to make it as easy to understand as possible while continuing to include most of the information originally supplied in the document by TWS. My efforts in this were to update the links, contact information, and include all studies at each school (undergraduate and graduate) environmentally based. I do not seek to offend by not including studies such as Agriculture, General Biology, or Horticulture. My aim in this was to attempt to maintain a tight focus on the Environmental Natural Resources sector where completion of the degree would result in a career largely centered around the conservation, and/or preservation through the management of our natural resources.

To best understand this document (and subsequent documents) under the degree name –some you will have to click to obtain an extended list- you’ll find the complete extended name of each degree. If you want to know whether that degree is a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD then utilize the programs column. I make extensive use of colons, semi-colons and dashes. The dashes separate Degree Abbreviation from Degree Type. This same style will follow throughout all documents.

Some of the abbreviation names will follow on a first letter basis i.e Wildlife Biology is WB. Others may follow the first few letters i.e. Forestry is FOR. The purpose of my doing this is to extend what The Wildlife Society has already done and in effect all credit is given to them for providing a master list, and to provide curious students with a better view of schools that they can attend. I am glad this list is available and only wish I had found it when I was preparing to go to college.

It will load in Google Documents. It didn't translate over as I have it saved so you will have to click on Degree Abbreviation and Type to extend the box. Or better you can save it to the computer. =)

Some Thoughts on Preparing for Post-secondary Education

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

I consider this post perhaps one of the rare cases of organized rambling that I’ll ever do, but thought it necessary as I prepare for my next real post. I completed high school in 2005, and knew only partially the process of searching for a college. You find one by checking off these areas: Major, financial, , Can I really get in this school, Level of Like, How far away do I want to be from my parents, and Big/Small population.

As a person looking to major in wildlife some of the points didn’t even register. I just wanted to find a school in my budget of $0 that would give me the education I needed pending acceptance. Honestly I only did meager research on about 5 schools and dumped all my eggs on being accepted into Clemson University since it was an instate school with my major. I honestly had no idea like I do now the number of schools in the US which had wildlife programs. I still would have went to Clemson but I definitely could have gone for having a greater knowledge of the academic system.

Currently I’m working on a document developed by The Wildlife Society of all the schools in the U.S with environmental majors: Wildlife, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Forestry, Marine, Environmental, Aquaculture, Rangeland, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Human Dimensions. The purpose for editing the document is to update broken links, enhance how user friendly it is, give my own 2 cents on what I went through going into college and as I prepare for grad school then finally because I have a lot of time on my hands. In the end, I honestly really don’t mind doing it because it helps me look at different schools, their programs, how user friendly their websites are, the level of their programs, level of preparation for TWS certification plus some other odds and ends.

In the end this is a “Coming Soon” post to let you know I’m here; I’m just in the process of working on something that is going to take a joyful while. =)