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Learn about wildlife research, management, and education, as well as application of biological, ecological, economic, and social knowledge to wildlife management issues. Studies emphasize understanding ecosystems function, natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience.

You are preparing for work in public organizations (state/federal fish and wildlife), not-for-profit organizations (Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited), private consulting firms, or for graduate studies (MS, PhD, DVM).

This degree meets the educational standards of The Wildlife Society to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist.

Plan of Study

Wildlife Webpage

Transfer to Wildlife

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Forestry and Natural Resources
(765) 494-3591

College of Agriculture

Careers in Wildlife

  •   Wildlife ecologist
  •   Land steward
  •   Wildlife biologist
  •   Wildlife refuge manager
  •   Research biologist
  •   Graduate or professional school

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