Wildlife and Conservation Biology

The Major

Students enrolled in the Wildlife & Conservation Biology major study a combination of the natural sciences and principles of managing wildlife populations and their habitats. This major is one of very few in the United States that fulfills the educational requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society, the international organization for professionals in the wildlife field. It also provides an excellent foundation for graduate school. The URI Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society is heavily involved with career-related activities.

Official URI course information may be found in the printed Bulletin of the University of Rhode Island. An on-line version of the Bulletin and an HTML list of courses taught by the Department of Biological Sciences is available. Undergraduate programs typically incorporate courses at the 100-, 200-, 300-, and 400-levels. The courses for Biology students are listed below. You can access the URI catalog at www.uri.edu/catalog.


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