College of Natural Resources
Sue Kissinger, Coordinator of Advising and Recruitment
Room 180, College of Natural Resources
UW - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
A minor in Captive Wildlife Management will allow students to gain knowledge and expertise to work in zoos, wildlife rehabilitation centers and other facilities with captive wildlife.
Why Study Captive Wildlife at UWSP?
Program strengths include an integrated resource management curriculum, the intern program, field-oriented instruction, small upper-level class size, intensive academic advising, summer field camp and optional field study in Germany, Australia, Costa Rica and Africa. There is also a strong internship program in captive wildlife.
High School Preparation
To prepare for a minor in captive wildlife, high school students should focus on courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computers, and communication.
The six members of the wildlife program have expertise in conservation biology, avian ecology, predator ecology, wetland ecology, animal behavior, captive wildlife, urban wildlife, population dynamics, and landscape ecology. The student chapter of the Wildlife Society provides students with a variety of practical experiences and has been recognized numerous times as the largest and most active chapter in the country.
Students who graduate with majors in Wildlife, Biology, or Environmental Education/ Interpretation and a minor in Captive Wildlife can expect to find employment at zoos, nature centers, wildlife rehabilitation centers, the Humane Society, plus numerous state and federal agencies. In addition, the required course internships and summer work experiences will increase your employability.