The Wildlife Major prepares students for professional careers in wildlife research, management, and education. Students apply biological, ecological, economic and social knowledge to develop and administer wildlife management plans. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science and will meet the educational requirements to earn, with professional experience, certification as a Wildlife Biologist which is administered by The Wildlife Society.
Gain valuable field experience through our practicums:
What do you do?
As wildlife biologist, you are charged with protecting and enhancing wildlife populations and habitats. You work across all ecosystems from forests and fields to urban areas. You collect data on the number and species of wildlife and other organisms and the physical world, analyze food webs and food availability, estimate the impacts of changing habitat conditions, and develop and implement management plans that increase the sustainability of these communities.
For more wildlife resources including instructional extension publications and videos view: Purdue Extension - Forestry and Natural Resources and the FNR YouTube Playlist.
These are some of the career paths available with this major.
Check out these optional student community organizations.
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The FNR Office of Student Services is open from 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on University holidays.
Professor & Director of OSS
Jackie Getson, Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Current Students),
Research Associate & Outreach Coordinator
Megan Gunn, Recruitment and
Maria Leatherwood, Sr. Academic Advisor
Julie Pluimer, Assistant Director
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