Outdoor Conservation Degree Requirements

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE OUTDOOR CONSERVATION MAJOR

Natural Resource Track

Foundation of Biology and Scientific Inquiry I
Foundation of Biology and Scientific Inquiry II
Ecology
Biology Internship or AAS degree in related field
Basic Statistics

Choose three from the following: 
Global Environmental Issues
Iowa Natural History
Animal Behavior
Evolution  

Law Enforcement Track

Foundation of Biology and Scientific Inquiry I
Foundation of Biology and Scientific Inquiry II
Biology Internship or AAS degree in related field
Basic Statistics
Global Environmental Issues
Iowa Natural History

Plus three Criminal Justice courses: 
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Policing 
Criminal Procedure 
(or three other CJ classes) 


Academic requirements 

A grade of C or higher in all Mount Mercy major courses and a major GPA of 2.25 or higher. Students may also take additional courses in biology or pursue a major or minor in biology.

All students must also complete the core requirements for a bachelor's degree from Mount Mercy University and complete a total of at least 123 total semester hours, which includes transfer hours. Please refer to the University catalog for additional information.

Electives

There will be room for additional electives. Suggested electives: Criminal Justice (Introduction to CJ, Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure), Political Science (Introduction to Political Science, Politics and Public Policy), Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Human Resources Management, Accounting: Information for Decisions, Principles of Law I, Principles of Law II, and/or Dispute Resolution