Animal Ecology

woman holding small owl

Animal ecology is the study of the relationships of wild animals to their environment. As a student, you will be able to apply your knowledge to wildlife and environmental management. With career opportunities at natural resource and environmental protection agencies, organizations and businesses, you can place an emphasis on  wildlife biology, fisheries biology, aquatic sciences, interpretation of natural resources, or pre-veterinary and wildlife care. 

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Student Stories

  • Carlos Franco (animal ecology) and his orange and white cat Parcha.

    The little wildlife vet

    “The little vet” Carlos has grown from watching wildlife on TV into a college student intent on having an impact on wildlife through the research lab.

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