Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science

Wildlife ecologists research and implement scientifically sound strategies for the conservation, protection, and sustainable management of wild animals and their habitat. The wildlife ecology and conservation sciences option combines strong science and a broad background in natural resources and the environment to help you fully understand the ecology, habitat, and conservation of wild animals. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper level courses.  Transfer options also exist in Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forest Ecology and Management, and Earth Sciences.

Career Opportunities

    • Wildlife biologist, manager, or researcher
    • Conservation biologist/endangered species specialist
    • Wildlife refuge manager
    • Wildlife officer/game warden
    • Environmental consultant
    • Environmental educator


Melissa Holecek

Phone: (509) 524-5208

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362