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What is wildlife ecology and management?

The wildlife ecology and management option provides insight into the biological basis for management of wildlife populations and habitats.

Why wildlife ecology and management?

You'll learn combined techniques in order to manage the habitats and focus on current management problems in the wildlife ecology and management industry.

Career paths

The professional positions our graduates pursue upon graduation are as varied as the natural resources they wish to protect and enhance. Potential jobs include:


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Senior capstone course

In your senior capstone course, you will tackle a real resource management problem for a land or resource agency, working with a professional or private landowner. This will prepare you for your first professional assignment.


Fast fact 

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management offers two study abroad courses, one to the Galapagos Islands and the other to the Andes Highlands of Peru.



Student involvement

You can become an active member of one of the many student organizations in the department. Participation in these organizations gives you the chance to attend state, regional or national meetings to gain valuable advantages through networking, student competitions and interacting with various career-related activities.


Real-world experiences

Depending on your course of study, an internship or professional summer job experience may be required. This will provide you with real-world experiences, enhance your education and may lead to permanent employment following graduation.

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