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Undergraduate Degrees

Wildland Restoration

With a degree in Wildland Restoration you can work for an organization, agency, or company, working to restore ecological structure and function to disturbed and degraded habitats. Ecological restoration is one of the most rapidly growing areas of employment in natural resources. This program will give students the strong science and management background needed to work in this field. The curriculum provides the student with the principles and theories of restoration ecology and provides hands-on experience in planning and implementing restoration projects. The program is also designed to help students meet civil service requirements (required for employment with the federal government) and to prepare for graduate school. Aquatic and terrestrial options are available, allowing you to specialize your education in one of these major areas.

Wildlife Biology

With a degree in Wildlife Biology, you can work for an agency or company as a wildlife biologist, studying how human influences will affect wildlife. You might study the effects of forest management on animal behavior to determine how to make changes that would have less impact on wildlife. With a bachelor's degree you may become a game warden or conservation officer working in wildlife law enforcement or conservation education. You may choose to work for one of many conservation organizations to sustain wildlife populations. For example, you might become a bird conservationist and study the migration of eagles. As a fisheries biologist you may inventory trout in a blue ribbon stream. You may even wish to go on to earn a Masters degree to become a specialist in a specific field.

Minors

Wildland Restoration

The Wildland Restoration minor is designed for students majoring in fields other than restoration ecology, especially those focusing on natural resources, journalism, the social sciences, and law. It is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of ecology and ecological restoration

Wildlife Biology

See description for the major above.