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Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Fish and Wildlife Conservation

This concentration is designed for students interested in relationships between animal species and their environments. This includes understanding strategies for managing the effects of the environment on these species, as well as the impacts of the species on their habitats.
  • Prepares students for a career in fields such as river and forest management and other jobs related to natural resources.
  • Graduates from this concentration pursue careers as park rangers, conservation/fisheries/wildlife biologists, fish and game wardens, and other environmental positions.
  • Some students work in fish and wildlife-related agencies or pursue an advanced degree to conduct research on fish and wildlife populations and other disciplines.
  • Specific courses required include Wildlife Population Ecology (NRES 407), Fishery Ecology and Conservation (NRES 409), GIS in Natural Resource Management (NRES 454), and Quantitative Methods in NRES (NRES 421) or Applied Statistical Methods (NRES 440). 
  • Students in this major are sought after by governmental and non-governmental agencies dealing with fish and wildlife, and conservation.

Career Opportunity: North American Regional Studbook Analyst, Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Population Management Center, Lincoln Park Zoo

Kelvin Limbrick - Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Kelvin Limbrick The studbook analyst serves as a liaison for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Population Management Center. The studbook analyst helps studbook keepers produce clean databases, assists program leaders throughout the population planning process, and distributes the species survival plans published by Population Management Center biologists. Read more
Did You Know...

This concentration is an ideal path for students planning to pursue professional certification as fisheries or wildlife biologists.