Wildlife and Conservation Science B.S.

Learn to preserve and maintain biodiversity and the integrity of natural systems by earning your Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Conservation at Texas A&M University-Commerce. In our program, you will gain tools to help restore and maintain the earth’s wildlife legacy while learning to protect its ecosystems. Through hands-on research in our university wetland, practical exercises, field trips, internships, and personal instruction in the classroom, you will gain marketable expertise in soils, ecology, botany and zoology – all of the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our planet.

Our graduates pursue careers as wildlife managers, park rangers, urban biologists, game wardens, ecologists, conservation planners, and more. They are prepared to excel in positions with governmental agencies and private organizations such as: Texas Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Forest Service, the Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. Opportunities on private game ranches and nature centers are also available to graduates.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required Courses in the Major (46 sch)
AG 1131Intro To Agriculture1
BSC 1413Zoology4
BSC 1411Botany4
AG 335Wildlife Management I3
or BSC 335 Wildlife Management I
AG 336Wildlife Management II3
or BSC 336 Wildlife Management II
PLS 309Soil Science3
BSC 314Comparative Vertebrate Physiology3
or AG 314 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
BSC 201Biological Literature 3
BSC 307Ecology3
BSC 315Ecological Genetics3
or AG 315 Ecological Genetics
BSC 316Becoming a Wildlife Professional3
or AG 316 Becoming a Wildlife Professional
BSC 337Field Methods in Wildlife and Conservation Science4
or AG 337 Field Methods in Wildlife and Conservation Science
BSC 405Wildlife Internship1-6
or AG 405 Internship Agri-Industries
BSC 404Vertebrate Biology3
or AG 404 Vertebrate Biology
Major Required Electives (36 sch required)36
Wildlife Management Techniques
Wildlife Management Techniques
Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management
Wildlife Habitat Ecology and M
Plant Diversity & Conservation
Plant Diversity & Conservation
Wetland Ecology and Management
Wetland Ecology and Management
Plant Taxonomy
Ornithology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Mammalogy
Geospatial Mapping
Geospatial Mapping
Environmental Ethics and Law
Natural Resources Management
Agricultural Statistics
Quantitative Biology
Agroecology
Agroecology
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Landscape Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Principles of Sustainability
Principles of Sustainability
Wildlife Population Biology
Wildlife Population Biology
Upland Game Bird Ecology and Management
Upland Bird Ecology and Management
Required support courses
US-College Algebra *
Pre-Calculus
Survey of General Chemistry
CHEM 1105Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section1
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
Experimental Survey of Organic and Biochemistry: Laboratory Section
Total Hours120-125