Wildlife & Conservation Biology, B.S.

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Students enrolled in the major study the natural sciences and principles of managing wildlife populations and their habitats. This major fulfills the educational requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society and provides an excellent foundation for graduate school. Graduates find employment with state or federal agencies (such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Park Service, or Forest Service, or Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management); and with organizations like the Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Wildlife researchers analyze pesticides, hunting, predation and land use on wildlife populations and their habitats. Wildlife managers operate refuges, regulate hunting and trapping seasons, manage public lands for the benefit of wildlife, and advise private landowners regarding wildlife management.