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Biology: Wildlife And Conservation Biology


This option is designed for students preparing to do graduate work or to seek full-time employment in this field. Employment can be found with national and state conservation and resource management agencies, park services, environmental consulting agencies, zoological parks, botanical gardens, and publish health facilities, among others.

What You'll Do

  • Meet with their advisor each semester to assess their progress towards admission to a professional school.
  • Take a core of courses that prepares them in any area of biology.
  • Take rigorous coursework in ecology, plant biology, and animal biology, which prepares them for advanced study or employment.
  • Select additional option courses in management of wildlife populations, management of wildlife habitat, conservation biology, and wetlands ecology and management
  • Complete 80 hours (for 2 credit hours) of experiential learning, usually in field studies or internships.
  • Complete additional coursework in geology and mathematics to qualify them for wildlife certification after they graduate.
  • Attend classes in the renovated Magill Hall building furnished with modern equipment.
  • Have access to the Miller Reserve Wetlands Restoration project, the Kelso Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Reis Biological Research Station.

What You'll Study

  • BI332 General Ecology
  • BO310 Plant Biology
  • ZO310 Animal Biology
  • BI173 Cell & Organismal Biology

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Trail of Tears State Park
  • World Bird Sanctuary
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Big Oak Tree State Park
  • MO Dept of Conservation

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • University of Missouri
  • Southern Illinois University


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