You can make a difference in the future of our planet. Develop your skills in both agriculture and biology with our bachelor of science in wildlife and conservation science.
Our environment is ever-changing, and the relationships among its inhabitants are key to our future. Here, you will gain broad knowledge of organismal sciences and focus on wildlife management, ecology and the preservation of biodiversity. This program exceeds the internationally recognized standards of The Wildlife Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With this competitive edge, you can pursue a career as a wildlife manager, park ranger, urban biologist, game warden, ecologist or conservation planner. Excel in positions on private game ranches, nature centers, with governmental agencies and private organizations such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Forest Service, the Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. In addition, students graduating from this program can pursue graduate study for further professional development and opportunity. Utilizing STEM innovation and discovery, you can protect the earth's inhabitants and help them thrive. This program is offered as a collaboration between the Department of Biological and Environmental Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Where It Is Offered
Foreign LanguageNo foreign language credits required
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce wildlife and conservation science students.
In this program, you will receive a comprehensive overview of organismal sciences that will prepare you for jobs at government or international agencies, wildlife conservation organizations, ecological research, ranch management or further graduate study.
to Prepare You for Your Career
Foundation courses include Zoology, Botany, Ecology, Wildlife Management and Vertebrate Biology
Core courses include Field Methods in Wildlife Management and Conservation Science and Agricultural Law
Plant Diversity and Conservation. Three semester hours. The course focuses on patterns and distribution of plant diversity and threats to plant diversity. Range of strategies and approaches used in plant conservation will be discussed.
Principles of SustainabilityBSC 464
Principles of Sustainability is a three hour course designed to provide an overview of the social and biological principles of sustainability. An emphasis will also be placed on understanding on the education, health, population dynamics, culture, agriculture, food security, and natural resources aspects of sustainability.
Wildlife Population BiologyBSC 416
This course outlines processes governing the abundance and distribution of animals and plants, and the consequences for natural resource management. Practical applications lie in wildlife management, sustainable harvesting of resources, pest control and conservation of endangered species. Topics will include mathematical models of population growth, population viability analysis, and metapopulations, dispersal, population harvesting, predation, population cycles, and competition.
The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at A&M-Commerce offers you experiences that enhance your understanding of wildlife conservationists and managers through volunteer work. Dedicate yourself to helping organizations and agencies managing wildlife in Northeast Texas as well as aid research efforts by graduate students, faculty members and agencies in the area.