About the Wildlife Conservation and Management Emphasis

This degree emphasis prepares you for a career in which you’ll focus on the biology of wild animals and their interrelationships with each other, with humans, and with the physical and biological environment that makes up their habitat.

Your job could include improving conditions for declining or endangered species, managing populations that are hunted or fished, enforcing laws, surveying plants animals, managing a refuge, designing and conducting research, improving habitats, pest management, environmental education, computer modeling, and other activities designed to maintain environmental quality. You may work for federal agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, and Forest Service; or for state game and fish departments or departments of natural resources.

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Wildlife Conservation & Management Courses

You’ll work with your adviser to create a course plan that includes required core and elective courses. Wildlife conservation and management core course options include:

  • Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Population Ecology
  • Herpetology
  • Ornithology
  • Mammalogy
  • Zoo and Aquarium Conservation
  • Natural Resources Ecology
  • Rangeland Plant Communities

Courses required to complete a bachelor of natural resources with a wildlife conservation and management emphasis at the University of Arizona are subject to change, so remember to meet with your adviser regularly to review your course plan.

Checklist and 4-year plan for students with Tier General Education Requirements Fall 2021 and before

Checklist and 4-year plan for students with General Education Requirements Spring 2022 and after


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