BS Ecological and Environmental Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in Ecological and Environmental Science incorporates core concepts and methods from ecological, environmental, and physical sciences and how they can be applied in ecological problem solving. Students are able to gain hands-on experience in the field through trips to local/regional fish and wildlife areas and also work with professionals in the field.
Key Program Features
Obtain the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate ecological and environmental issues as they relate to management and conservation of the natural environment
Be prepared for entry into professions involved in environmental monitoring, assessment, management, and education or for entering into graduate school
Understand how modern resource management includes the interaction of ecology, habitat, and human dimensions
Learn cutting edge statistical tools used in management of fish and wildlife populations
A focus on local flora, fauna, and ecosystems is emphasized, preparing graduates for jobs in the region and state.
- Survey design
- Field sampling of terrestrial and aquatic species
- Statistical analysis of ecological data
- Identification of local plants and animal taxa
Competitive internship opportunities for students are available with state and federal agencies.
Students are able to complete required classes for professional certification through the Ecological Society of America.
- Fisheries or Wildlife Biologist
- Research Biologist
- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Manager
- Park Naturalist
- Restoration Ecologist
- Natural Resources Manager
- Conservation Officer/Park Ranger (with additional law enforcement training)