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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.

Michigan Job Growth

Wildlife biology opportunities are projected to grow 7% in Michigan by 2025.

Qualified for Federal Wildlife Biologist Positions

GVSU wildlife biology graduates qualify for federal wildlife biologist positions.

Internships and Research Opportunities

Wildlife biology students gain hands-on experience through internships and faculty-mentored research opportunities.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

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?

Program Details