From white-tailed deer to Texas horned lizards and everything in between, wildlife are a valued part of our natural heritage and contribute to ecological health, economic vigor and quality of life for all.
The Wildlife Management track builds a strong foundation in managing wildlife populations and their habitats while addressing modern conservation challenges. Coursework includes key topics such as wildlife population dynamics, anatomy and physiology, habitat management principles and wildlife techniques. A summer field practicum and internship requirement provide intensive field experiences and cement key principles needed to successfully advance through the program and ultimately enter the field as a professional.
- Degree: B.S. Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
Upon graduation, students are qualified to apply for The Wildlife Society’s Associate Wildlife Biologist certification. After gaining professional experience, former students are then eligible to pursue certification as a Certified Wildlife Biologist. Administered by an internationally-recognized organization, these certifications convey critical expertise and make our students highly competitive job candidates. Our rigorous curriculum produces leaders in the field who exhibit advanced technical skill, effective professional communication, and scientific expertise. Graduates of the Wildlife Management Track find employment with government agencies, such as Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or venture into biological consulting, environmental non-profit agencies or research-oriented professions.