Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Wildlife and Conservation Science students are typically interested in
- Wildlife management
- Conservation and preservation of biodiversity
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree in Wildlife and Conservation Science
Acquire real-world work experience and prepare for your wildlife career with hands-on projects at approved work sites.
Work with award-winning professors to solve problems on the management of game and non-game species in human-modified landscapes in the state of Texas and beyond.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Focus Your Passion
Choose from two tracks depending on your interests.
Choose from a wide variety of engaging careers in the field of wildlife and conservation science.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
- Wildlife Biologist – 8% projected job growth through 2026
- Conservation Scientist – 6% projected job growth through 2026
- Private Game Farm or Ranch Manager – 1% projected job growth through 2026
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
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.
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 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.
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.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.