Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement

Minor in 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 to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife for admission. Contact Jim Schneider, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Academic Advising Center, 40 Natural Resources Building, 517-353-9091, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), to sign up.

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 (19-21 credits)

The student must complete:

Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement Foundations ( 4 credits)

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

CJ                110      Introduction to Criminal Justice                                                            3

       CSUS         278        Intro to Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement   1


Natural Resources Conservation and Management (6-7 credits)

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

        CSUS       200      Introduction to Sustainability                                                               3

        CSUS       276      Sustaining Our National Parks and Recreation Lands                        3

        FW           101      Fundamentals of Fisheries and Wildlife                                              3

        FOR         202      Introduction to Forestry                                                                       3


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

        CSUS    320         Environmental Management and Planning                                           3

        CSUS    476         Natural Resource Recreation Management                                        4

        FW        444         Conservation Biology                                                                          3

        FW        481         Global Issues in Fisheries and Wildlife                                                3


Environmental Attitudes, Policy and Law (3 credits)

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

     CSUS          310      History of Environmental Thought & Sustainability                              3

     CSUS          464      Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan                     3

     CSUS          465      Environmental Law and Policy                                                            3

     FW              434      Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management                 3

     FW              445      Socio-economic and Policy of Conservation Biology                          3

     FOR            330      Human Dimensions of Forests                                                            3

     FOR            466      Natural Resources Policy                                                                    3

     MC              450      International Environmental Law and Policy                                        3

     SOC            452      Environment and Society                                                                    3        

     ZOL            446      Environmental Issues and Public Policy                                              3


Law Enforcement (6 credits)

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

      CJ    210     Introduction to Forensic Science                                                                           3

      CJ    220     Criminology                                                                                                             3

      CJ    235     Investigation Procedures                                                                                       3

      CJ    275     Criminal Procedure                                                                                                 3

      CJ   335      Policing                                                                                                                   3

      CJ   432      Community Policing                                                                                                 3

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.