What is the difference between these environmental college majors?
Question by BJB: What is the difference between these environmental college majors?
I want to be a National Park Ranger after college, so I am wondering which major would be best. I know rangers have many jobs, I am interested in the working with Wildlife, Habitats, Guests/interpretation, and I have considered being a mounted Ranger if those even still exist… Any help on any of this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Answer by Dick
Any of the above, but it may depend on what the NPS is looking for.
Here’s the general description
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.
A lot of getting hired relates to how well you can write your “KSAs.” I added a web source for that.
Having hired a lot of Government employees through the years, I can say that writing counts. Be clear, concise and relevant.
Good luck… if you don’t get hired on the first try, keep at it.
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