by Jenn Donovan
Michigan Tech has ranked fifth in the nation in USA Today College’s list of the top 10 universities for studying natural resources and conservation. Their rankings are based on College Factual data.
In its rankings report, USA Today said: “Conserving natural resources has been a topic of intense interest for many years. People have realized the importance of preserving the world we live in and maintaining it for future generations. “Natural resources and conservation is a broad topic and opens up many possibilities for students. Some may focus on ecology or environmental sciences, while others pursue natural resource conservation and research. These schools are ranked the highest for the field of Natural Resources and Conservation. This means the colleges may have one or several majors that fall into this category that produce successful graduates.”
According to College Factual, the rankings are based on the success of graduates, the percentage of students in those majors, the number of related majors, accreditation and overall university quality.
Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science offers 17 degree programs in forestry, wildlife ecology and management, natural resources and environmental science, biotechnology and molecular genetics, forest biomaterials, and remote sensing and geospatial.