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Animal Ecology

 

 

 

Other/Related Variations

·       Conservation Ecology

·       Ecology

 

Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree in Ecology (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate in Ecology (Varies)

 

Overview

Provides an understanding of ecology processes and principles and their applications to natural resource management. It combines the basic principles of animal biology, ecology and management.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Biology, Animal Science, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Ecology, International Wildlife Issues, Animal Laboratory, Aquaculture, Disease, Chemistry, Fish Biology, Animal Medicine, Herpetology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Marine Biology

 

 

Concentrations/Options

 

·       Fisheries and Aquatic Science

·       Fisheries Technician

·       Interpretation of Natural Resources

·       Pre-veterinary and Wildlife Care

·       Wildlife

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

Animal Caretaker

Aquaculture Hatchery Manager

Aquaculturist

Biological Technician

Biosecurity Monitor

Conservation Officer

Conservationist

Ecologist

Environmental Compliance Officer

Environmental Science & Protection Technician

Falconer

Fisheries Technician

Game Warden

Saltwater Husbandry Technician

Wildlife Biologist

Zoologist

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

 

·       Animal handling experience

·       Field experience with veterinary clinics or zoos

·       Internship or work experience related to animal ecology

·       Research experience

·       Study abroad

·       Certification & licensure available

·       Veterinary school with proper pre-requisites