The fauna and flora are also part of a country’s heritage, the product of millions of years of evolution centered on that time and place and hence as much a reason for national concern as the particularities of language and culture.

– E.O. Wilson, The Diversity of Life 

Wildlife ecologists work at the interface of wildlife species, the environment and humans. This requires knowledge and skills in biology, ecology and statistics as well as a firm understanding of the role of political, social and economic forces.

Majors (options) and Minors

You can find a sample planning sheet, for each major, by clicking here. The planning sheets outline suggested coursework by semester for each of the majors. You can also learn more by visiting the UW-Stevens Point course catalog.
Tim Ginnett
Discipline Coordinator
Trainer Natural Resources Building
Phone: 715-346-4191 

 Wildlife Ecology Minors

  • ​Captive Wildlife
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Law Enforcement
  • Wildlife

Certification Opportunities

The Wildlife Ecology program academically qualifies students for certification by The Wildlife Society as a Certified Wildlife Biologist.