The Wildlife Management track builds a strong foundation in managing wildlife populations and their habitats, with courses targeting key topics such as wildlife population dynamics, anatomy and physiology, habitat management principles, and wildlife techniques. Included in this track are summer field practicum and internship requirements, providing intense field experience opportunities to solidify principles students will need to understand to pursue advanced coursework in focal management areas.
Upon graduation, students will meet the basic qualifications to apply for The Wildlife Society’s Associate Wildlife Biologist certification, and later the Certified Wildlife Biologist certification following professional experience, providing competitive credentials in today’s job market. This program is designed to teach the necessary background and experience to seek careers in the growing wildlife management field and to prepare students to lead in the wildlife profession through advanced technical skill, professional communication, and scientific expertise. Students will be prepared to seek 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.