Features of the Program
The Conservation Law program provides students with a strong knowledge and application of laws regarding wildlife, natural resources and the environment. This program, ideal for those who would rather work outdoors than in an office, also provides an in-depth foundation of biology, ecology and environmental science. A vast system of networking enables students to interact with seasoned law enforcement and wildlife officials.
A Conservation Law major completes credits in professional and general education courses. The general education core helps the student develop analytic and communication skills, and provides an understanding of the economic, political, and social context within which the criminal justice system functions. Professional courses consist of the most advanced instruction available in evidence, constitutional law, criminal law, and specific classes in wildlife/marine law enforcement, wildlife trafficking and conservation investigations.
Requirements for Conservation Law Majors
Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Husson University. At least 15 credits must be earned in Husson Criminal Justice/Conservation Law courses.
The programmatic learning outcomes for the B.S. Conservation Law degree are:
- Students will understand core theories and practices in criminal justice and conservation law - Administration of Justice; Law Enforcement; Law Adjudication; Investigations; Interviewing and Report Writing; and Wildlife/Marine Law
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking and professional communication skills.
- Students will apply legal and ethical principles to decision making.
- Students will apply quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to formulate decision alternatives.
- Students will apply critical thinking to diversity issues
- Students will demonstrate the ability to work with diverse colleagues in team situations.
|CJ 309||Constitutional Law||3|
|CJ 330||Ethics in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ 445||Criminal Justice Capstone||3|
|EH 105||College Writing||3|
|HE 111||The Husson Experience ***||1|
|MS 132||Probability and Statistics||3|
|PY 111||General Psychology||3|
& SL 191
|General Biology I|
and General Biology Lab I
|SC 210||Marine Biology||3|
|Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Foreign Culture & Conv. Elective||3|
|Math I Elective||4|
|PROGRAM SPECFIC CLASSES|
|CJ 101||Intro to Justice & Pub Safety||3|
|CJ 225||Criminal Procedure||3|
|CJ 325||Conservation Law Enforcement||3|
|CJ 335||Report Writing and Testifying||3|
|CJ 337||Interviewing and Interrogation||3|
|CJ 346||North American Wildlife/Fisheries Identification||3|
|CJ 425||Wildlife/Marine Law Enforcement||3|
|CJ 426||Wildlife Trafficking||3|
|CJ 427||Themes in Conservation Law||3|
|CJ 428||Conservation Law Investigations||3|
|PL 200||Criminal Law||3|
|SC 141||Environmental Science||3|
|or SC 142||Conservation Biology|
& SL 240
and Ecology Lab
|SL 210||Marine Biology Laboratory||1|
|CJ 101||3||CJ 225||3|
|EH 105||3||SC 141 or 142||3|
|HE 111***||1||BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective||3|
|PY 111||3||Humanities Elective||3|
& SL 191
|CJ 325||3||CJ 221||3|
|PL 200||3||CJ 330||3|
& SL 240
|Literature Elective||3||Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective||3|
|Math I Elective||4||Science Elective||3|
|CJ 309||3||CJ 337||3|
|CJ 335||3||CJ 400||3|
|CJ 346||3||CJ 425||3|
|MS 132||3||Fine Arts Elective||3|
& SL 210
|CJ 427||3||CJ 426||3|
|CJ 428||3||CJ 445||3|
|BA/CJ/PL/PY/NPS/MCJA Elective||3||Historical Elective||3|
|Open Elective/NPS/MCJA Elective||3||BA/CJ/PL/PY/NPS/MCJA Elective||3|
|Open Elective/ NPS/MCJA Elective||3||Open/NPS/MCJA Elective||3|
|Total Hours: 122|
May not be required for degree completion.