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The wild is calling. Start your new career with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Conservation Science from A&M-Commerce.

Our environment is ever-changing, and the relationships among its inhabitants is key to our future. Here, you will gain broad knowledge of organismal sciences and focus on wildlife management, ecology and the preservation of biodiversity. This program exceeds the internationally recognized standards of The Wildlife Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With this competitive edge, you can pursue a career as a wildlife manager, park ranger, urban biologist, game warden, ecologist or conservation planner. Excel in positions on private game ranches, nature centers, with governmental agencies and private organizations such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Forest Service, the Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. In addition, students graduating from this program can pursue graduate study for further professional development and opportunity. Utilizing STEM innovation and discovery, you can protect the earth’s inhabitants and help them thrive.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120-123 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Wildlife Biologist student examining a specimen

Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Wildlife and Conservation Science students are typically interested in

  • Wildlife management
  • Ecology
  • Conservation and preservation of biodiversity
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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION SCIENCE

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree in Wildlife and Conservation Science

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in wildlife and conservation science will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn theoretical and applied studies of wildlife species and populations.
  • Apply biological principles to wildlife species management, populations and habitats.
  • Expand on the fundamentals of scientific inquiry and methods for data analysis, then communicate those results.
  • Get hands-on experience in field techniques for wildlife management and research.
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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: Careers

Careers

Choose from a wide variety of engaging careers in the field of wildlife and conservation science.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

  • Wildlife Biologist – 8% projected job growth through 2026
  • Conservation Scientist – 6% projected job growth through 2026
  • Private Game Farm or Ranch Manager – 1% projected job growth through 2026
Wildlife Biologist
$63,420
Conservation Scientist
$61,340
Private Game Farm or Ranch Manager
$67,950

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: EMPLOYER HIGHLIGHTS

Employer Highlights

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Wildlife Division
  • Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – State Park Division
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Law Enforcement Division (Shadowing game warden)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Houston Zoo
  • National Park Service
  • Texas Wildlife Association
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: MINORS

Minors

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Equine Science
  • Equine Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Food Studies
  • Horticulture
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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Environmental science students observing grass

What You Will Learn

In this program, you will receive a comprehensive overview of organismal sciences that will prepare you for jobs at government or international agencies, wildlife conservation organizations, ecological research, ranch management or further graduate study.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including zoology, botany, ecology, soils, wildlife management and vertebrate biology
  • Core courses including wildlife management, field methods in wildlife management, and conservation science and agricultural law
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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at A&M-Commerce offers you experiences that enhance your understanding of wildlife conservationists and managers through volunteer work. Dedicate yourself to helping organizations and agencies managing wildlife in Northeast Texas as well as aid research efforts by graduate students, faculty members and agencies in the area.

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Animal Science (BA/BS) :: Program Costs 1.13a ReadyToEdit

Program Costs

As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for an undergraduate student taking 15 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $4,478.52 for a Texas resident and $10,808.52 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) Agriculture Emphasis :: RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

Related Degree Programs

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS) :: We are here to help

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Contact CASNR

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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