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Study Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Major in Biology with an Emphasis in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Preserving ecosystems from field to forest.

The Wildlife Ecology and Conservation emphasis track combines a love of the natural world with the desire to protect it.

Our curriculum focuses on the biology, protection, and management of wildlife and their natural habitats. Gain a deep understanding of the intricate connections between species and their environment.

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.

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.

Careers Ecology Wildlife and Conservation Emphasis Graduates Enjoy:

  • 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.

Additional information
for the School of Science and Mathematics

Catalog – see program guides