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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)



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





·       Fisheries and Aquatic Science

·       Fisheries Technician

·       Interpretation of Natural Resources

·       Pre-veterinary and Wildlife Care

·       Wildlife



Potential Career Paths


Animal Caretaker

Aquaculture Hatchery Manager


Biological Technician

Biosecurity Monitor

Conservation Officer



Environmental Compliance Officer

Environmental Science & Protection Technician


Fisheries Technician

Game Warden

Saltwater Husbandry Technician

Wildlife Biologist




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



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