Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Earn your degree in Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Pittsburg State.

This emphasis track combines a love of the natural world with the desire to protect it.

Through wildlife ecology and conservation courses, focus on the biology, protection, and management of wildlife and their natural habitats. and management of wild animals and their habitats. 

What is a wildlife biologist?

Wildlife biologists play a vital role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems. Their duties may include:

  • Conducting field research
  • Monitoring wildlife populations
  • Managing wildlife habitat
  • Developing and implementing conservation plans
  • Educating the public about wildlife and conservation issues
  • Policy making for sustainable resource management

The median wildlife biology salary is $64,650 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ecology jobs that Pittsburg State graduates find:

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Fishery Biologist
  • Zookeeper
  • Veterinarian
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Environmental Consultant

This track is recommended for students pursuing a career in zoology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, wildlife biology, conservation, and more. 

Classroom topics in the wildlife ecology and conservation emphasis:

  • Wildlife ecology and management
  • Natural selection
  • Principles of conservation
  • Invasive species management
  • Herpetology, ornithology, and mammalogy

Combining both lab and field activities, this program gives students a hands-on, interactive look at the relationships between organisms. 

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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