Auburn University offering new high-tech and business savvy degrees in forestry, wildlife sciences and natural resources
"We are expanding our degree programs to help our students develop necessary professional skills to excel in today's job market," Dean Janaki Alavalapati said. "These programs will provide our students with tremendous opportunities within traditional and emerging industries."
Within the state of Alabama alone, forestry, wildlife, and natural resources industries contribute nearly $24 billion to the economy each year. During the past two years, the school has developed new bachelor's degree programs in wildlife enterprise management, geospatial and environmental informatics, and sustainable biomaterials and packaging.
Wildlife Enterprise Management
The new degree in wildlife enterprise management provides the education and skills needed for a variety of careers in hunting and fishing industries. "Graduates will hit the ground running with lodges, hunting preserves, fishing resorts, outdoor experience companies, and many other businesses," Alavalapati said.
Students take classes across campus, primarily in...