The Wildlife major meets the educational requirements for Certified Wildlife Biologists, as stipulated by The Wildlife Society.
Wildlife Biologists determine the biological and ecological conditions required for maintenance of healthy populations of game and non-game species, tend these species, and manage their environments to meet wildlife conservation objectives.
Courses in biology, ecology, and zoology provide a basic understanding or wildlife populations while courses in botany and forestry are required because of their importance in managing wildlife habitats.
The course work is broad-based, furnishing an understanding of the interrelationships among the physical and biological elements of the natural environment, an appreciation of the social, political, and economics forces that influence wildlife management, and the ability to analyze natural resource problems to forge realistic solutions.
Graduates from this program most often obtain employment in public land management or regulatory agencies, wildlife or environmental consulting firms, or conservation organizations.
A high proportion of graduates continue their education, entering graduate programs in wildlife, ecology, or veterinary medicine at academic institutions around the country.
Pre-Vet Course Sequences: