Environmental and Natural Resources Track

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Geography with a green focus

The environmental and natural resources track explores the intersection of geography and the natural world. You will learn how geography impacts the physical world — from weather conditions to the distribution of natural resources to the management of forests, rangelands and wetlands.

Degree options

Careers that blend geography and nature

Students in our environmental and natural resources track are prepared for careers that involve the proper stewardship of land and resources. Career options include:



Habitat conservation and restoration

National state park management

Real estate

Soil conservation


Graduate school options

Students who complete a degree in environmental and natural resources are well equipped to pursue a graduate degree in physical science, geography, geology and other related fields.

If you are interested in teaching geography at the high school level, Missouri State’s Master of Arts in Teaching program provides a convenient means for getting your teaching certification and graduate degree.

Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities.

The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a degree in geography and geology.