Students who are interested in animals, wildlife, ecology, and the biological aspects of the environment can find their interests met in the Wildlife Conservation major. Students in this program learn about wildlife management; conservation techniques; and non-domesticated animals, including mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians.
The most common career paths for student majoring in Wildlife Conservation are wildlife biologist/ecologist, environmental education, and environmental policy and law. These careers and more are shared by Wildlife Conservation alumni, many of whom work for state and federal agencies; museums; environmental consulting firms; parks; zoos and arboreta. While some students enter the workforce right after college, others choose to further their education in graduate school, studying subjects like wildlife management, wildlife ecology, avian ecology, ecology, entomology, forest ecology, and conservation biology. Whatever your goal, we encourage you to participate in job-search workshops and career days, seek an internship, develop your communication skills, and learn to network with prospective employers.
For more information on any of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (302) 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.
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