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Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation

Program Overview

The wildlife and wildlands conservation major provides the widest range of employment opportunities in the applied ecological fields of wildlife and rangeland resources management. Prescribed courses meet foundation requirements for a wildlife biologist, range conservationist, botanist, and zoologist, as listed in the Federal Register. Graduating students qualify to work for federal and state wildlife and natural resource agencies. Opportunities exist for those with advanced degrees to work as consultants or to be employed with private companies concerned with natural resource management.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 67.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: PWS 115


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation Major Snippets

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Forest and Conservation Technician
  • Range Manager
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Conservation Planning Coordinator,
  • Wildlife Refuge Management
  • Ecosystem Manager

With a Masters

  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife Biologist

With a Doctorate

  • Postsecondary Teacher

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Gale Larson

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Gale. Loves. Students. Besides being a student herself for many years while working on her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, she also spent many years as a Spanish teacher. From her own words: “My students teach me so much! They are my heroes and are great examples!”

Aside from her exceptional talent in advising students, Gale is also a skilled pianist and singer. You can find her sharing her musical talents at her local church congregation, in which she loves attending with her husband. She also loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Having multiple deaf family members, language and inclusion are very important to Gale. She signs and speaks Spanish.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Gale, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.