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.
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.
These are some of the career paths available with this major.
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