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Graduates of the Wildlife program qualify for an expanding array of careers, including wildlife managers, endangered species specialists, game wardens, or conservation educators. Working as a wildlife biologist can mean a career exciting, out-of-door research and problem solving. 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.

With a bachelor's degree you may become a game warden or conservation officer working in wildlife law enforcement or conservation education. You might become a bird conservationist and study the migration of eagles, or a fisheries biologist conducting inventories on trout in a blue-ribbon stream. A host of agencies and organizations within and outside Montana administer active wildlife management programs, including the USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or state-level fish, wildlife, and parks departments. Private and non-profit organizations such as resorts, land trusts, consulting firms, nature and forest preserves, camps, outfitters/guiding services, tourism boards, and educational organizations all require wildlife professionals.

With the hands-on learning gained by Wildlife Biology students at The University of Montana, graduates become highly attractive to employers that seek the most qualified and experienced professional staff. Many of our students even wish to go on to earn a Masters degree or PhD to become a specialist in a specific field.

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