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What will I learn in a wildlife ecology and conservation degree program?

The bachelor's degree in wildlife ecology and conservation prepares you to study wild animal populations and learn about ways to protect threatened and endangered species. You'll study how humans have impacted our environment and how we can conserve important ecosystems, including forests and rangelands.

Your classes will give you a strong foundation in basic science, including biology, chemistry and math, before you move on to classes specific to your major, such as managing wildlife populations, ecology and population biology, and environmental pollution. 

In addition to general major requirements, you'll take courses in plant and animal physiology and behavior, different kind of animal organisms, and plant biology.

Hands-on classes and both indoor and outdoor laboratories are a hallmark of our program, and you'll be able to work with nationally renowned faculty to gain experience in both fieldwork and research. 

Learn more about the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

In the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, you'll receive valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career in high-demand industries.  With four departments and nearly 200 courses in agriculture, veterinary and rangeland sciences; biochemistry and molecular biology; natural resources and environmental science; and nutrition, we're ready to help you grow your future.

Options in the wildlife ecology and conservation program

  • Minor in wildlife ecology and management

    A minor in wildlife ecology and conservation offers you the chance to learn more about protecting wildlife populations and understanding population biology. The minor can complement your major in related fields, such as environmental sciences, biology and veterinary science by giving you a foundation in managing wildlife populations and allowing you to choose elective courses in specific kinds of animal populations, from birds to mammals to insects.

Careers with a degree in wildlife ecology and conservation biology

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