Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Biology

Are you drawn to nature and feel most at home when outdoors? Do you have an appreciation for wildlife and the environment? Pursue a career that matches biological sciences to your passions by majoring in Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology at CMU. Your learning and hands-on experiences will set you up for professional success in many scientific areas of conservation and wildlife management.

Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

About This Program

The Biology major with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation prepares students to make a difference in the fields involving wildlife and conservation. You will focus on biology and chemistry while learning about areas in conservation including management, preservation, protection of biological resources, animal and mammal habitat, and various species and their endangerment. Your education will surround cutting-edge laboratory practices and studies – delivering you with the skills and hands-on experience employers seek.

As a CMU Biology major with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Biology, you will have opportunities to:

  • take classes including Invertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Comparative Animal Behavior, Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology, Biodiversity, and Genetics
  • become efficient in compiling data, presenting findings, and researching, calculating, and tabulating information
  • take part in hands-on learning in laboratories, field experiences, and internships
  • develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a variety of careers in fields related to conservation, ecology, and wildlife management
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, concentration in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Biology - Fayette Campus

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Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements