Wildlife Biology at WTAMU
Your Wildlife Degree at WT
We offer a variety of classes to prepare students to work as wildlife professionals. Coursework provides students with exposure to principles of wildlife management and we emphasize classes like Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology, and Ichthyology to allow students to explore their interest and provide a strong understanding of these groups. Field trips are common and important components of many classes. Numerous biology, environmental science, and plant, soil and environmental science classes are available and allow students to focus on specific interests or to prepare students for Certification as a Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society.
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Wildlife Requirements and Resources

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Jobs in Wildlife Biology

Graduates in Wildlife Biology obtain positions in wildlife management with state (e.g., Texas Park and Wildlife Department) or federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), NGOs (e.g., The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited), private landholders, consulting firms, or (with addition education) in academia. Additionally, students pursue careers in natural resource education and outreach, law enforcement (game wardens), and other areas related to natural resource management.

Students are encouraged to become involved with faculty and graduate students and their research to gain valuable experience. Because of the competitiveness of the profession, we encourage students interested in Wildlife Biology to consider obtaining a Master of Science degree (M.S.).

WTAMU offers an M.S. in Biology. Wildlife students interested in this path should pursue the thesis option and will develop their thesis research with the assistance of a professor.