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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences WILDLIFE ... The Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences major combines strong science, a broad back-ground in natural resources and the

Jun 09, 2020




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    Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences graduates are ready for careers in private industry, local, state, and federal government and graduate or professional school. Potential career pathways include:

    ■ Fishery biologist, manager, or researcher

    ■ Conservation biologist or endangered species specialist

    ■ Wildlife refuge manager

    ■ Wildlife officer/game warden

    ■ Veterinarian

    ■ Zookeeper

    ■ Natural resources manager

    ■ Environmental consultant

    ■ Environmental educator

    ■ Wildlife biologist, manager, or researcher




  • Wildlife Ecologists research and implement

    scientifically sound strategies for the conserva-

    tion, protection, and sustainable management

    of wild animals and their habitat.

    Natural Science in a Dynamic World

    The Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences major combines strong science, a broad back- ground in natural resources and the environment, with in-depth, hands-on courses to help you fully understand the ecology, habitat, and conservation of wild animals, and to prepare you for graduate school and management careers.

    The program also offers an optional pre-veterinary track designed specifically to prepare students for admission to schools of veterinary medicine.

    Gain hands-on experience with wildlife and con- servation through:

    ■ WSU’s unique captive wildlife research and teaching facilities featuring grizzly bears, deer, bighorn sheep, endangered rabbits and amphibians.

    ■ Field trips, internships, and undergraduate research projects with free-ranging wildlife such as large carnivores, ungulates, small mammals, amphibians, and upland game birds.

    Acquire cutting-edge technical skills in conservation genetics, wildlife nutrition, population modeling and geospatial analysis.

    Work closely with professors who are nationally recognized experts in:

    ■ Large carnivore management and conservation

    ■ Behavioral ecology, reproduction, and nutrition of wildlife

    ■ Habitat restoration and conservation of endangered species

    ■ Forest, grassland, and wetland habitat management

    ■ Landscape and conservation genetics

    Benefit from an integrated curriculum that allows you to learn about wildlife from different perspectives.