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What Can I Do With A Degree In Law and Society?

Become A Conservation Officer

What is a Conservation Officer?

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CONSERVATION OFFICERS are found in state-level and federal-level agencies. State and federal Conservation Officers work to ensure that fishers and hunters comply with state and federal laws.

Responsibilities include checking licenses, inspecting equipment, analyzing methods of catching game, and determining whether methods and equipment comply with regulations. This position also has essential roles educating the general public, monitoring campgrounds and parks, and working with other law enforcement professionals to prosecute violations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) estimate the demand for probation officers has increased in recent years with a 4% projective growth by 2024.  These professionals are found in state and federal government.

What Employers Look For

Many employers look for universal skills such as communication, cultural awareness, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, and the ability to work collaboratively. To be marketable in today’s workforce, persons should strengthen their abilities be flexible while adapting to change in a technological, diverse, and dynamic society.  Skills such as resilience, problem solving, and adaptability are valuable at work and elsewhere.

How Law And Society Enhances Career Development

The Law and Society program provides students with essential preparation for successful, law-related careers and responsible citizenship. Academic excellence is achieved through a student-centered learning environment combining theoretical knowledge and practical application.  Students are exposed to social science research about law and lawbreaking and develop the ability to think creatively and critically about human behavior, societal understandings of normality and deviance, and systemic problems in the American legal system and law enforcement. Law and Society majors are guided through a curriculum that prepares students to become conscientious, responsible change-agents in their future careers.

How Law And Society Prepares Students For A Career As A Conservation Officer

Students majoring in Law and Society are required to complete 33-34 credit hours of coursework in specified Sociology courses. 

The degree focus consist of fifteen (15) required credit hours of coursework designed to build a foundation in sociological inquiry and quantitative methods, and nine (9) credit hours of Law and Process courses, and nine hours of sociology electives.

Targeted coursework for a career as a Conservation Officer include

  • SOC 220 Social Problems
  • SOC 324 Criminology
  • SOC 328 Criminal Justice
  • SOC 402 Sociological Theory
  • SOC 326 Social Conflict and Criminal Justice
  • SOC 352 Drug, Culture, and Society
  • SOC 411 Social Inequality
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 426 Social Deviance and Control