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Wildlife Biology, B.S.
With increasing threats to wildlife, and society's disconnect from nature, it's more critical than ever to train wildlife biologists and conservationists in organismal biology, collaboration, and communication skills. Conservation of our wildlife is a moral imperative, since modern threats all stem from human causation and human health is linked to the health of animals and the environment.
The wildlife biology major prepares you to attain and succeed in positions focused on maintaining sustainable populations of wildlife species at the local, regional, state, federal, and international level. The program requires you gain an understanding of both wildlife and of ecosystems.
Why Study Wildlife Biology at Grand Valley?
- Engage in field and laboratory learning environments that allow
you to study wildlife and their management from a variety of perspectives.
- Experience a focused curriculum that instills practical skills
within a liberal arts context, leading to a well-rounded
professional that can address conservation concerns on local and
- Qualify for sought-after positions with state and federal wildlife agencies.
- Have opportunities for internships, study abroad, field study, and
mentor-guided student research to complement coursework.
- Engage in extracurricular activities to practice the skills needed in the wildlife professions.