Conservation Law

This pathway supports students interested in potential career paths related to guiding, state and national parks, summer camps, and outdoor program management.

This five course, 15 credit pathway provides introductory college-level coursework in criminal justice and wildlife law, with an emphasis on their relationship to both conservation law enforcement and outdoor recreation services fields. 

Pathway Requirements: 

  • REM 211: Wildlife Law (3 credits)
  • CRJ 101: Intro to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRJ 201: Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • ENG 101: Composition & Presentation I (3 credits)
  • ENG 111: Composition & Presentation II (3 credits)

Suggested Course Sequence:
CRJ 101, CRJ 201, and REM 211 do not have prerequisites and thus, can be taken in any order.  REM 211 is only offered in the fall of even years.  ENG 101 needs to be taken before ENG 111.

This pathway may lead to the following programs at UMaine Machias:

B.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management

A.S. in Conservation Law and Outdoor Management

Minors in:

Undergraduate certificates in:

Completion of these majors allows students to pursue careers in the following:

  • Adventure-based programs coordinator
  • Campus recreation director
  • Forest ranger (Maine Forest Service)
  • Game warden (Maine Warden Service)
  • Marine patrol officer (Maine Marine Patrol)
  • Outdoor educator
  • Park ranger/interpreter
  • Park resource manager
  • Recreation programmer
  • Recreational therapist
  • Ski patrol
  • Summer camp director
  • Tour guide
  • Wilderness therapy guide

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Must sign up before the beginning of your junior year.