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
AG 335Wildlife Management I3
or BSC 335 Wildlife Management I
AG 336Wildlife Management II3
or BSC 336 Wildlife Management II
AG 1131Intro To Agriculture1
AG 400Seminar1
AEC 360Agricultural Law3
ANS 310Genetics of Livestock Improvement3
PLS 309Soil Science3
BSC/ANS 314Comparative Vertebrate Physiology3
or ANS 314 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
PLS 460Plant Taxonomy3
BSC 301Biological Literature3
BSC 307Ecology3
BSC 337Field Methods in Wildlife and Conservation Science4
BSC 402Ornithology3
or BSC 406 Mammalogy
BSC 404Vertebrate Biology3
BSC 412Quantitative Biology3
or AEC 380 Agricultural Statistics
BSC 416Wildlife Population Biology3
BSC 436Plant Diversity & Conservation3
BSC 417GEOSPATIAL MAPPING3
BSC 435Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management3
BSC 338Wildlife Management Techniques3
BSC 438Wetland Ecology and Management4
BSC 1411US- Botany 4
BSC 1413US-Zoology 4
AG 405Internship Agri-Industries3-6
or BSC 405 Wildlife Internship
Required Support Courses
Survey of General Chemistry
US-College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
Electives required to meet minimum hours6
Total Hours120-123