Wildlife and Environmental Biology Concentration (UBIW)

Faculty Contact for Wildlife:  Brandi Van Roo
Faculty Contact for Environmental: Richard Beckwitt

Requirements for the Wildlife and Environmental Biology Concentration include courses in wildlife biology or environmental science, both animal and plant systems, and ecology. Graduates of this program are prepared for graduate studies or careers as wildlife biologists, wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental consultants, park rangers, and zookeepers. Students interested in graduating with certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society should meet with the program advisor when choosing electives. Please refer to the Wildlife Society web site and the Professional Wildlife Certification four-year plan for more information.

In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete seven (7) electives:

BIOL 234 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 251 Vascular Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 335 Principles of Wildlife Biology
BIOL 348 Ecology

One (1) course from Group A

One (1) course from Group B

One (1) course from Group D

Other courses that are not required but would be useful for students in this concentration include the following:

CHEM 301 Biochemistry
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics
EASC 246 Oceanography
GEOG 216 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
GEOG 235 Environmental Law and Policy
GEOG 240 Municipal Land Use
GEOG 375 Resource Management
POSC 329 Public Policy Analysis
INTD 301 Water Resources Planning and Management
INTD 302 Coastal Issues: Science and Policy

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