Oregon State University

Natural Resources

What is Natural Resources? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Natural Resources

What is Natural Resources?

The OSU Natural Resources (NR) Bachelor of Science degree program provides graduates with a working knowledge of a broad span of natural resources, their diversity and interdependence, and the critical relationships between humans and their environment. The program of study is interdisciplinary and encompasses a broad spectrum of coursework supported by the Colleges of Agricultural Science, Forestry, Liberal Arts, and Science.

Natural Resources - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Account Executive Field Representative Naturalist
Accountant Financial Analyst Nursery Products Grower
Advertising Manager Fire Scientist Outdoor Recreation Specialist
Animal Scientist Fisheries Biologist Park Manager
Appraiser Food Broker Pathologist
Aquaculturist Food Inspector Peace Corps Representative
Arboriculturist Food Scientist Personnel Development Specialist
Auditor Fruit & Vegetable Grower Pest Manager
Banker Geneticist Physiologist
Bioresource Engineer Government Lobbyist Plant Scientist
Business Owner/Manager Government Program Manager Politician
Career Counselor Grain Merchandiser Production Credit Association Officer
Cell Biologist Grants Manager Public Relations Representative
College/High School Instructor/Professor Greenhouse Manager Public Communications Specialist
College Student Services Administrator Human Resource Development Manager Purchasing Manager
Commodity Broker Illustrator Quality Assurance Specialist
Communication & Education Specialist Information Specialist Rangeland Scientist
Community Development Specialist Information Systems Analyst Real Estate Broker
Conference Manager Insurance Agency Manager Regional Planner
Conservation Officer Insurance Agent Regulatory Agent
Conservationist Insurance Risk Manager Research & Development Manager
Consultant Journalist Research Technician
Consumer Counselor Labor Relations Specialist Resource Economist
Consumer Informatuion Manager Landscape Contractor Retail/Wholesale Manager
Contract Manager Landscape Designer Sales & Marketing
Cooperative Extension Agent Landscape manager Sales Representative
County Agent Lending Officer Soil Scientist
Credit Analyst Liaison for Commodity Groups Toxicologist
Customer Service Manager Lobbyist Training Manager
Dentist Marine Biologist Turf Manager
Ecologist Market Analyst Turf Producer
Economist Marketing Manager Veterinarian
Editor Medical Doctor Viticulturist
Educational Specialist Microbiologist Waste Management Specialist
Environmental Lawyer Molecular Biologist Water Quality Specialist
Environmental Scientist Natural Resource Interpreter Wildlife Biologist
Export Sales Manager Natural Resource Policy Analyst Wildlife Manager
Farmer/Rancher - Owner/Manager Natural Resources Conservation Officer Writer
Farm Service Agent Natural Resources Scientist Youth Program Director
Feedlot Manager    

Related Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Machine Operation Skills
Creativity Observation Skills
Critical Thinking Skills Organized
Data Analysis Physical Stamina
Decision Making Self-Motivated
Detail Oriented Teamworker
Interpersonal Technical Skills
Listening Skills Visualization

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Bestard Agricultural Placements - Positions in feed, crop, animal health, seed, banking, credit,  fertilizer, and crop protection in Canada and the US.

BlueSkySearch - Online job center for Agriculture, Produce, Food Industry.

Cyber Sierra - Natural Resources Job Search .

ENDS Report - International listing.

Jobhog.net - Online source of job listings and career information specific to the agriculture and  natural sciences industries.

Equimax - Horse Industry Employment.

Farm and Ranch Jobs - an agricultural career website that features the latest jobs in farm production, animal science, and agribusiness.

SustainLane - Green Collar Jobs Board.

Conservation Job Board - a natural resource career website that lists the latest jobs in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, ecology and other fields related to natural resources.

Naturejobs - lists professional positions related to life sciences and different scientific disciplines.

Far West Agribusiness Assocation Internship Portal - designed to connect students with Agribusiness internships in the expanding fields of agronomy, economics, public policy, and business for course credits and/or compensation as determined by Agribusiness retailer and respective colleges and universities.

Horticultural jobs

Nature Jobs

Careers in Food



Agriculture Jobs

Farm & Ranch Jobs

Natural Resources Jobs Search

Forestry & Natural Resources Jobs Listing

Conservation Job Board

Environmental Career Opportunities

Landscape Jobs

Dude Ranch Naturalist Jobs

Green Job Search

Green Dream Jobs

Ag, Biotech & Chem Jobs



Ag Recruitment & Placement Service 

Ag Technology Job listings

Jobs in Horticulture

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

Plant Pathology Online - is dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research and has many tools for job seekers in this field.

Institute of Food Technologists - the career center provides insights and information to help advance your career in food science and the food industry.

Professional Association Links

United States Forest Service - resource for services and employment that the USFS has available.

American Society of Landscape Architects - resources for professional development and an education tool for environmental design.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers - an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

The Botanical Society of America - a group whose mission is focused around botany and has many resources for career and employment opportunities.

US Fish & Wildlife Service - a great resource forinformation about careers and benefits that US Fish & Wildlife has to offer.
OSU Natural Resources Leadership Academy - a fantastic opportunity for students to network, gain professional development and academic extension. There are a great set of instructors and professionals attached to this event each summer.

Miscellaneous Links

House Committee on Natural Resources

Agriculture News

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