Conservation experts teach wildlife ecology at UW-Stevens Point
At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you can learn to work in wildlife ecology at the interface of wildlife species, the environment, and humans. Join us to build your career if you love biology, chemistry, math, ecology and working outdoors.
Study wildlife ecology in the classroom and in the field
Courses focus on the problem-solving and scientific skills you need to understand the ecological interactions affecting wildlife management, including game, non-game, endangered and invasive species. We offer practical, hands-on experiences inside and outside the classroom.
Wildlife Ecology faculty teach more than 400 students and focus their research on conservation biology, avian ecology, predator ecology, wetland ecology, wildlife health, population dynamics, wildlife damage management, and habitat management.
We offer one wildlife ecology major option in Wildlife Ecology and Management which pairs well with the following minors:
- captive wildlife, focusing on managing wildlife in zoos, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and other captive wildlife facilities
- conservation biology, featuring courses in ecology and invasive species
- environmental law enforcement, combining criminology, law and ethics with specialized training in environmental enforcement
- wildlife, including courses in natural resources and biology.
Professional preparation for wildlife ecology majors
The wildlife ecology program academically qualifies students for wildlife biology certification by The Wildlife Society. Research, management and law-enforcement internships with state, federal and private agencies can provide essential on-the-job training.
The typical wildlife ecology graduate with a bachelor’s degree is qualified for federal, state and private wildlife management positions. Relevant summer employment and geographic mobility are crucial to permanent job placement.