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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

 

Conserving the world’s wildlife and protecting the planet

 

Conserving the world’s wildlife and protecting the planet are truly grand challenges and the motivation behind all that you will do with this major. Scientists estimate that 200 to 2,000 species will become extinct each year. Choose to do more by being at the forefront of species conservation. Become part of the team that is working to understand the ecology and conservation of species worldwide and join in the great debate of why every species is important to the survival of our planet. Are you curious about how wild things work and the role they play in our world? If so, you have found your home. From insects to birds, reptiles to mammals, algae to oaks, this major examines all non-domesticated living things and the challenges they face sharing the planet with mankind.
 

Areas of study

  • Conservation Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Mammalogy
  • Wildlife Policy and Administration
  • Ornithology
  • Wildlife Research Techniques

 

Career options  

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Wildlife Technician
  • Environmental Policy Maker
  • Wetland Ecologist
  • Environmental Lawyer

 

Graduate programs

  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Zoology
  • Mammalogy
  • Environmental Education
  • Avian Ecology
  • Veterinary Medicine

What’s special about this program?

 

Become a student in the only undergraduate program in our area where you will meet the educational requirements to be certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society and the Federal requirements to become a Wildlife Biologist. The only program in the country that integrates insects into a wildlife program, we prepare you with a unique set of career building skills. We have a recognized and dedicated faculty that will work closely with you on research projects, in-class field opportunities, and optional study abroad trips to Costa Rica, Tanzania, Asia, Peru and more.

 

Get involved

 

Ag Ambassadors

Agricultural College Council (AgCC)

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)

Alpha Zeta (AZ)

Animal Science Club

Collegiate 4-H

Collegiate FFA

Design Articulture (DART)

Ducks Unlimited

The Entomology Club

Equestrian Team

Food Science Club

Horticulture Club

National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA)

Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

The Wildlife Society

Sample curriculum

FRESHMAN

ENWC165

New Student Seminar

 

ENWC201

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

 

ENWC205

Insects and Society

 

BISC207 and 208

Introductory Biology  

 

CHEM107 and 108

General Chemistry

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH115 or higher

Pre-Calculus or higher

 

UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

SOPHOMORE

ENWC325

Wildlife Management

 

PLSC101 or 201

Botany  

 

PLSC204

Introduction to Soil Science

 

PLSC214

Indigenous Woody Plants of the Eastern United States

 

BISC302

General Ecology

 

APEC135

Introduction to Data Analysis

 

APEC150

Economics of Ag & Natural Resources

 

STAT200

Basic Statistical Practice

 

 

Group II - Written and Oral Communication

 

 

University and College Breadth Courses

 

JUNIOR

ENWC413

Wildlife Policy and Administration

 

ENWC416

Wildlife Habitat Management

 

ENWC418

Ornithology

 

 

Group I - Zoology Course

 

 

Group II - Written and Oral Communication

 

  Group III - Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Course

 

Multicultural Requirement

 

  University and College Breadth Courses

SENIOR

ENWC425

Mammalogy

 

ENWC456

Conservation Biology

 

ENWC415

Wildlife Research Techniques

 

ENWC465

Senior Capstone

 

 

Group II - Written or Oral Communication Course

 

 

University and Breadth Courses