Wildlife and Conservation Biology, B.S.

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.


Faculty Advisor - Academic Year Only

Environmental Science and Management | Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Academic Advisor

College of the Environment and Life Sciences


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Attention CELS Students:

If you are a Sophomore, Junior or Senior and have been notified that you have completed the requirements for transfer to the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS), please log into Starfish for information on how to make an appointment with your CELS Faculty Advisor.

The 4 Year Blank Fillable Worksheet is for planning purposes only and does not equate or replace your major specific curriculum sheet. This is NOT your Curriculum Sheet. This tool can be used to map out your individual 4-year plan while at URI. This form is not to be turned in as part of your Graduation Application. Please scroll down further to download your curriculum sheet.

Curriculum Sheets


Major Entry Requirements

  • Complete at least 30 units and have an overall GPA of at least 2.00
  • Complete the BIO and NRS courses needed to transfer from UC to the College of the Environment and Life Sciences
  • Complete URI 101