A.A.S. Natural Resources Conservation

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). The conservation field camp course (CON 190) is designed to provide one week of intense field experiences in conservation and recreation. The camp is held in May, immediately after the spring semester, and runs for one week. This course is required and should be taken as early as possible. For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • COM 100 Human Communication OR COM 110 Public Speaking OR COM 115 Interpersonal Communication

Social Science

  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved History (HIS) Electives
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved Social Science Electives

Natural Science and Mathematics

  • BIO 125 Foundations of Life Science
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved Mathematics Electives

Natural Resources Conservation

  • AGR 100 Soil Science
  • CON 100 Introduction to Environmental Conservation
  • CON 102 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife
  • BIO/CON 103 Environmental Science
  • CON 122 Introduction to Applied Field Techniques
  • CON/GIS 130 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • CON 190 Conservation Field Camp
  • BIO 221/CON 202 Principles of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
  • CON 203 Seminar in Environmental Conservation
  • BIO/CON 224 Introduction to Dendrology and Field Botany
  • CON/GIS 227 Applications of Global Positioning System
  • 3 credit hours of Conservation Electives
  • 6 credit hours of approved Conservation Electives*

* Approved Conservation/Forest Resources/Water Resources Electives:

  • CON/FOR 243 Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management
  • CON/FOR 244 Introduction to Forest Measurements
  • CON/WFS 256 Fire Ecology
  • CON/WFS 130 Wildland Fire Suppression
  • CON 239 Introduction to Ecological Management Practices
  • CON 235 Wetland Science and Practice
  • CON 215 Unique Ecological Communities
  • BIO/CON 246 Limnology
  • WFS 212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws
  • CON 217 Environmental Planning and Impact Analysis
  • CON 229 Stream Ecology and Monitoring
SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit www.flcc.edu/academics/transfer-guidelines.