The Wildlife Biology program immerses students into the depths of wildlife science. Students who are serious about researching the biology and habitats of our free-ranging wild mammals and birds receive a solid background of biological and ecological knowledge for sustaining populations in our ever-changing environment. Program courses include a full suite of wildlife courses such as North American Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat and Assessment, plus advanced biological and ecological science courses such as Cell Biology, Comparative Animal Physiology, Evolution and Population Genetics, and Ecosystem Ecology.
Graduates of the Wildlife Biology program are qualified to pursue careers as wildlife biologists and technicians; however, they are encouraged to pursue further education in graduate degree programs to enhance their ability to be successful in the highly competitive field of wildlife research. Students wishing to pursue graduate studies should also consider completing the Graduate School Core for Biological Sciences in addition to their Wildlife Biology curriculum.