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Wildlife Biology


Answer the call of the wild and become a wildlife biologist, where you will study the habits and habitats of animals as they interact with their ecosystems. The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology degree will put you on the right track. It is specifically designed to help you gain certification as an associate wildlife biologist through the Wildlife Society.



Jobs Are on the Rise

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs will increase 11% for environmental occupations by 2026.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

If you know you want to be a wildlife specialist, Edinboro's program leads you to certification. But if you're open to other environmental careers, we provide plenty of other options as well.

At Edinboro, you'll be held to high standards. Under the guidance of expert faculty, you will take at least one research-intensive course and complete a capstone experience to make certain you have practical hands-on experience.

You will have the opportunity to present your research at local, regional or national meetings and get additional experience at summer field classes at the University of Pittsburgh's Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.

Upon completion, you will be well prepared to work as a wildlife biologist or continue your education in graduate school.

How Edinboro Supports You.

The Wildlife Biology program follows the primary mission of Edinboro's Department of Biology and Health Services - that is to train you for your future career.

Your plan of study will include an internship with environmental organizations such as wildlife rehabilitation centers, DCNR, Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, aviaries and state parks.

Your training can also be combined with other fields, such as biotechnology, forensic science, politics, business, economics, mathematics (bioinformatics), scientific writing and scientific illustration.

Your Future

Graduates from our program find immediate employment working as zookeepers, aquarists, naturalists, consultants or biologists. Many go on to graduate school, pursuing advanced degrees in areas such as:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Conversation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Nina Thumser
Department Chair
126 C and 146 Cooper Hall
Email: nthumser@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2529

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