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2012 - 2013

BS in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
(65 hours*)


The Discipline

This degree program qualifies students for federal job series employment in wildlife biology, range conservation, fisheries, ecology, biology, zoology, and botany. It also prepares for graduate programs in renewable natural resources and for eventual professional affiliations with state wildlife agencies and a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Park Service. Graduates are well prepared to deal with complex issues involving wildlife and wildlands management and the overall conservation of natural resources.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. Complete the following:
  2. Complete 18 elective credit hours from the following course list. With the help of your advisor, select courses to qualify for 2–3 federal job series (wildlife biologist, ecologist, range conservationist, GIS specialist, soil conservationist, botanist, fisheries biologist):

Recommended Courses for Preprofessional Track

These recommended preprofessional courses can be used to satisfy the elective credits above.

GIS Applications

Students interested in GIS applications should consider a minor in geographic information systems (20-23 hours). See the Geography Department for details.




*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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