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B.S. Parks and Forest Resources

Bachelor of Science

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Land management of

forests and parks

The Parks and Forest Resources degree prepares students with a comprehensive look at land management, with particular attention to forests and parks.


Recent graduating class were employed or attending graduate school


Student-to-faculty ratio


First college in the nation to divest from fossil fuels

Parks and Forest Resources Program Highlights

Personalized Attention
Receive personalized training from committed, expert faculty.
Field Experience
Gain frequent field experience in forests, lakes, and the ocean.
Small Class Size
Learn in small classes focused on experiential learning and in labs taught by nationally recognized professors.
Numerous opportunities:creating a senior thesis project; working with faculty on undergraduate research; presenting at conferences.
Career Connection
Connect with state and local biologists to work on regional environmental issues.
Our Unique Location
The natural and cultural landscape of Maine is extraordinary with its lakes, forests, and dramatic coastline.

B.S. in Parks and Forest Resources

At Unity, you will gain a strong foundational knowledge of resource and visitor management practices utilized in the governmental, nonprofit and for profit sectors. Students will integrate the sciences with resource management, planning, policy, and administrative skills to be informed stewards of our natural resources.

With heavy emphasis on experiential and outdoor learning, rigorous studies at all levels of resource management, and small lab sections taught by nationally recognized professors, our program will prepare you to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

What You Will Study

Many courses in the Parks and Forest Resources program integrate other disciplines for cross-study purposes, helping you to consider solutions to human-natural systems in your coursework. As a student in our program, you will gain the fine-tuned skills and knowledge to become an experienced environmental problem-solver.

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, you will have the opportunity to study and specialize in park and forest resource planning, Interpretation of natural and cultural heritage sites, visitor management, wildland fire management and science, natural resource policy, and North American wildlife.

Many courses have an outdoor lab component in which you’ll learn in various nearby natural settings and then continue the learning process in the lab using modern equipment and technology.

Careers in Parks and Forest Resources

As a parks and forest resources graduate from Unity, you’ll have a wide range of career options available to you. These include working as park managers, park rangers, backcountry rangers, law enforcement rangers, interpretive naturalists, outdoor recreation specialists, park superintendents, wildland firefighters, Maine guides, forest rangers, trails consultants, foresters, and executive directors of non-profit organizations.

They work for the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, the Corp of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, state park and forest agencies, local and regional parks and land management agencies.

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