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Natural Resources Conservation at American Public University System

If you plan to study natural resources conservation, take a look at what American Public University System has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and approximately 46,420 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 269 conservation majors received their bachelor's degree from American Military University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Natural Resources Conservation section at the bottom of this page.

American Military University Natural Resources Conservation Degrees Available

  • Certificate in Conservation (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation
  • Master’s Degree in Conservation

Online Classes Are Available at American Military University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

American Military University does offer online education options in conservation for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

American Military University Natural Resources Conservation Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the conservation progam at American Military University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the conservation program at American Military University was ranked #103 for overall quality. It is also ranked as the #1 school in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Natural Resources Conservation Schools 1
Best Online Natural Resources Conservation Schools 3
Most Popular Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation 4
Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 9
Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation 103
Most Focused Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation 115

In 2019, 109 students received their master’s degree in conservation from American Military University. This makes it the #4 most popular school for conservation master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of American Military University Conservation Graduates

The median salary of conservation students who receive their bachelor's degree at American Military University is $41,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 37% higher than the national average of $29,950 for all conservation bachelor's degree recipients.

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Conservation Student Demographics at American Military University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the conservation majors at American Public University System.

American Military University Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Program

33% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 269 conservation majors earned their bachelor's degree from American Military University. Of these graduates, 67% were men and 33% were women. The typical conservation bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% men. So male students are more repesented at American Military University since its program graduates 24% more men than average.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 82% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in conservation at American Military University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a bachelor's in conservation.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Natural Resources Conservation Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 220
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

American Military University Natural Resources Conservation Master’s Program

63% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The conservation program at American Military University awarded 109 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 37% of these degrees went to men with the other 63% going to women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Natural Resources Conservation Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a conservation master's degree from American Military University, 72% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the conservation master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 21% of degree recipients. That is 3% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a master's in conservation.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Natural Resources Conservation Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 79
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Careers That Conservation Grads May Go Into

A degree in conservation can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WV, the home state for American Public University System.

Occupation Jobs in WV Average Salary in WV
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 560 $56,380
Conservation Scientists 180 $50,210
Environmental Science Professors 110 $79,080
Foresters 100 $57,640

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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