Why get a master’s degree in natural resources with a wildlife and conservation biology option?
Climate and human land-use practices are continuously affecting wildlife species. If you’re passionate about the conservation of wildlife and its habitat, then a natural resources M.S. with the wildlife and conservation biology option may be for you. In this graduate program, you’ll take an integrated field-laboratory approach to the study of population ecology and conservation, community and landscape ecology, conservation genetics, and applied wildlife management. You’ll develop skills in inventory and monitoring, data analysis,and science communication that prepare you for work in a variety of government agencies, private conservation organizations, and academic positions in the United States and internationally.
Why choose UNH for your degree?
You’ll be supported by a productive and internationally recognized faculty, as well as outstanding laboratory facilities, as you advance toward either a professional career in wildlife and biology conservation or doctoral studies. Our main campus is located near the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean with access to a diverse array of terrestrial, marine and freshwater field sites. UNH also is ranked among the nation’s highest-performing research universities, having earned a Carnegie Classification R1. The university’s research portfolio brings in more than $110 million in competitive external funding each year.
Potential career areas
- Environmental consulting
- Environmental education/extension
- Federal/state government agencies
- Land stewardship
- Nongovernmental conservation organizations
- Wildlife/natural resource management