Skip to Main content

Program Details

Students spraying control burn

What Can You Do With a Natural Resource Management Degree?

You can expect to find career opportunities in a variety of fields and at several state and federal government agencies. The practical experience you gain in our program will also give you an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs or graduate school.

Many of our graduates work as county extension agents across Texas and for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Plus, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) lists us as a “Preferred University” for hiring new employees.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Angelo State Agriculture Department provided me with a multitude of opportunities to seek out potential careers and a great education.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I enjoy teaching students and educating the next generation of agriculture leaders both in and outside the classroom.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Ag Department at ASU offers hands-on learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in a classroom alone.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The MIR Center/University Ranch is where the rubber meets the road for an Ag major. Here, you get to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “What truly sets the ASU Ag Department apart is the opportunities for internships and our ability to place students in successful careers when they graduate.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
Students standing in field

Why Study Natural Resource Management at Angelo State?

A student working on a feeder

MIR Center

You’ll spend a lot of time at the Management, Instruction and Research Center, our 6,000-acre ASU Ranch. It’s where you’ll gain hands-on experience in a variety of range and wildlife conservation activities, including invasive plant management, prescribed burning, brush control, wildlife surveying and capture, population management and many others.

Students measuring the horns of an animal

Campus Connections

You can improve your knowledge and networking skills by joining one or more of our student organizations, and we also have a section in one of our residence halls reserved just for students from our department. Living with fellow ag majors will help you adjust to college life, make new friends and get involved on campus.

Two agricultural professionals examining cotton quality after using sheep as natural weed control

Industry Connections

Our faculty can help you make connections with organizations like the Society for Range Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Our integrated degree program also meets the certification requirements of The Wildlife Society.


  • Close up photo of a Honors medal and stole

    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.