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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Program(s) Available: B.A., B.S.

Are you someone who is curious about animal behavior and habitat? Do you have sharp observation skills that help you draw conclusions from data? If so, a major in wildlife ecology and conservation may be just what you are looking for.

Why Study Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Northwest

Wildlife ecology and conservation majors study wildlife populations to understand patterns of distribution and abundance. These observations can help manage and conserve populations!

Did you know? Faculty help students:

  • Understand the natural history and ecology of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians
  • Learn how to conduct scientific experiments and surveys to monitor wildlife populations
  • Grasp new techniques used to manage and conserve wildlife populations
  • Balance the needs of populations with people’s needs

Career Opportunities

  • Wildlife biologist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Wildlife officer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Zookeeper

What Can I Do With a Major in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation?


Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area (MOERA) offers more than 320 acres of land dedicated to profession-based learning opportunities. Students construct Sherman traps for small animals and pitfall traps for reptiles and amphibians and conduct vegetation surveys.


Garrett-Strong Science Building

Garrett-Strong Science Building offers 26 labs where students can gain profession-based experiences on campus. This facility also houses a synthetic cadaver, an aquarium and two museums that feature living animals such as a hedgehog, rats, iguanas and more! 

Garrett-Strong Science Building
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