Parks and Natural Resources

Upper Iowa University
Upper Iowa University provides a 2 Plus 2 program for Kirkwood students in the Parks and Natural Resources program. Upper Iowa University will transfer up to 78 semester hours of credit from Kirkwood. A student will receive a bachelor's of science degree in Conservation Management. The combination of Kirkwood's two-year degree and Upper Iowa's four-year degree is well established. A recognizable percentage of employees in the industry have such degrees.

Upper Iowa offers two options for students. Students have the Cedar Rapids center option or the Fayette residential campus option.

Mount Mercy University
Mount Mercy University provides a 2 Plus 2 program for students in Parks and Natural Resources. Students will have their choice in the area of emphasis.

Northwest Missouri State
Northwest Missouri State provides a 2 Plus 2 program for students in Parks and Natural Resources. There are a variety of program majors. Northwest Missouri State may take up to 90 transfer credits.

Western Illinois University
The Moline campus offers a bachelor's degree. This is a unique articulation agreement where a student can start in the Kirkwood Parks and Natural Resources program and attend for one year and then attend Western Illinois University for two years. In the end, students would receive the four-year degree plus the two year Kirkwood degree.

Iowa State University
As part of the Natural Resource Ecology and Management program at Iowa State University, Kirkwood Parks and Natural Resource students can transfer 45 credits. There are majors in forestry, wildlife and fisheries.

University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point
University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point is traditionally known as the top natural resources four-year school in the Midwest. Students can major in a wide variety of areas.


*2 Plus 2 allows students to complete an associates degree from Kirkwood and then earn a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution in just two additional years.