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Ohio University Majors

Biological Sciences—Wildlife and Conservation Biology Major


Program Overview

The Wildlife and Conservation Biology track is designed for students who are interested in careers that require course qualifications for state and federal civil service registers as ecologist, wildlife biologist, wildlife refuge manager, zoologist, and general biologist. The program also provides training for students planning to go to graduate school in ecology, behavior, evolutionary biology, and wildlife biology or an allied discipline, such as conservation biology, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology and ichthyology. Many Wildlife Biology students also obtain the Environmental Studies or the Geographic Information Science Certificate. For federal job and employment information, check the following website:  https://www.usajobs.gov or https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates of this program meet the course qualifications for state and federal civil service registers as ecologist, wildlife biologist, wildlife refuge manager, zoologist, and general biologist. This program also provides training for students planning to go to graduate school in ecology, behavior, evolutionary biology, and wildlife biology or an allied discipline, such as conservation biology, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology and ichthyology.

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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Code: BS2522

Contact

College of Arts and Sciences 
Biological Sciences Department 
Irvine Hall 107
Athens, OH 45701
biosci@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/biosci/

Administrative Contact

Robert Colvin, contact person
Colvin@ohio.edu

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