Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
- Bachelor of Science
Are you passionate about the conservation of all wildlife and fish species? Do you want to help resolve conflicts between people and wildlife? Majors in wildlife, fish and conservation biology study the relationships between human needs—including recreation, resource use and hunting—and wildlife needs for shelter and habitat preservation. The major offers many opportunities for hands-on experiences with wildlife through laboratory classes, fieldwork, research and internships.
You will begin your study with fundamental courses in natural sciences and mathematics before progressing to more advanced work in general biology, environmental sciences and wildlife/conservation biology. At the upper division level, you will select a specialization within the program and complete courses related to that area. Some choices for specialization include behavioral ecology, ecotoxicology and disease ecology, wildlife damage management and physiological ecology. You may also choose an individualized program with courses selected to meet specific academic or career goals.
- Aquaculture Specialist
- Conservation Biologist
- Environmental Attorney
- Fisheries Biologist
- Forest Ranger
- Marine Biologist
- Wildlife Biologist
- Biological sciences
- Veterinary medicine
- Animal behavior
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
- National Park Service
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- SWCA Environmental Consultants
- Point Blue Conservation Science
- Trout Unlimited
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