Sep 23, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Conservation Law Enforcement, B.S.


About the Conservation Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Program


Students seeking the 120-hour B.S. in Conservation Law Enforcement must first obtain an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from an approved institution. Designed to prepare students for careers as game wardens or similar positions, this degree requires 60 hours of coursework at Texas Tech University in addition to the initial 60 hours transferred from an approved collaborating institution.

Communication Literacy. Communication literacy in Conservation Law Enforcement is evidenced by competence in written, oral, and quantitative analysis and synthesis skills. To accommodate our majors while emphasizing the communication skills that they will need to graduate, we are focusing on developing students’ abilities to integrate and articulate ideas and information specific to three areas: Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Analysis and Synthesis. Upon graduating, students will be able to comprehensively articulate and synthesize, using various communication strategies, key components of each of these areas. Students can anticipate working with a variety of law enforcement officers, government agencies, and the public.

Written Communication Area (student will select at least one course from): NRM 3325 , NRM 3302 , NRM 4311  

Oral Communication Area (student will select at least one course from): NRM 3323 , NRM 4301 , NRM 4306 , NRM 4335 , NRM 4401  

Quantitative Analysis and Synthesis Area (student will select at least one course from): NRM 3304 , NRM 3308 , NRM 4408  

Recommended Curriculum


Third Year


Total: 13


Spring


Total: 14


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 17


Total Hours 120


Years 3 and 4 represent additional 60 credits to be taken at Texas Tech. When combined with 60 hours transferred from an approved institution, the total required number of hours is 120. Students must be advised by the program coordinator before starting the program at Texas Tech.

 

* NRM Elective. Select one course from: NRM 2406 , NRM 3300 , NRM 3301 , NRM 3307 , NRM 3309 NRM 3323 , NRM 4302 NRM 4305 NRM 4306 , NRM 4309 , NRM 4310 NRM 4322 , NRM 4401 , NRM 4403  

ZOOL Elective. Select two courses from: ZOOL 4406 , ZOOL 4408 , ZOOL 4410 , ZOOL 4421  

GIS Elective. Select one course from: NRM 3300 , NRM 4403 , NRM 4315 ; GIST 3300 , GIST 4302 , GIST 4304 , GIST 4308 , GIST 4310 , GIST 4312