Wildlife and Conservation Biology B.S.

Wildlife and Conservation Biology involves managing wildlife and their habitats, and people and their activities.

Wildlife courses place emphasis on biology and ecology, populations, habitat, techniques, and policy. Other required courses provide a foundation in a variety of disciplines within the natural, physical, and social sciences.

Students are encouraged to participate in faculty research projects involving a variety of wildlife species and research questions and approaches including radio-telemetry, habitat analysis, captive wildlife studies, GIS analysis, and population measurements. Wildlife faculty with expertise in habitat relationships, conservation biology, game management, and bioenergetics conduct research throughout New Hampshire and New England.

Current research activities include:

  • conservation biology
  • game management
  • endangered species
  • habitat fragmentation
  • integrated forest-wildlife management
  • wetland wildlife ecology
  • bioenergetics

Students graduating with a degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  • develop a broad biological, sociological, economic, and political foundation in wildlife and natural resource management
  • develop technical lab and field skills in a laboratory-intensive curriculum
  • learn to manage traditional game, non-game, and threatened and endangered species
  • qualify for certification as a wildlife biologist by "The Wildlife Society"

Career/Employment Opportunities for Graduates

  • federal government (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service)
  • state wildlife agencies
  • private conservation organizations
  • environmental consulting firms

Questions? Contact:

Rebecca Rowe, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Associate Professor
James Hall, Room 136
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933