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A Long Life

PWS doctoral student David Burchfield studies the conditions in which the oldest living organism thrives.

The Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation program at BYU is designed to help students become qualified for natural resource management jobs. Students are required to complete a core block of major courses that cover the basic principles of wildlife, plants, soils and ecology. They also choose at least fifteen credits of elective major courses to increase training in their specific areas of interest.

What Topics do Students Study in Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation?

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1. Mentored Research

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The Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation Program has money set aside for undergraduate students to participate in mentored research. This allows students to gain knowledge and experience working alongside their professor. To participate in mentored research, contact your professor for approval.

2. Lab Enhanced Curriculum

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A majority of the upper-division courses combine classroom lectures with hands-on field laboratory experiences where students learn by both concept and active practice.

3. Stellar Facilities & Vehicles

The Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation program is located in the newly built BYU Life Sciences Building. We have state of the art facilities and new vehicles that allow students to do cutting edge research.

4. Study Abroad

Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation students will have multiple opportunities to get credit through study abroad programs. Some programs include but are not limited to: Western Europe, Africa, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.

5. Spend Time Outdoors

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Wildlife and Wildland Conservation majors spend just as much time outside as they do inside. This major is great for students who like to hike and enjoy nature.

6. High Job Placement

Students choose at least fifteen credits of elective major courses to increase training in their specific areas of interest. Depending on their course selection, students may qualify for two to six resource management jobs in the following fields: • Wildlife biology • Fisheries biology • Rangeland conservation • Soil conservation • Ecology • Zoology • Botany

7. Wildlife and Range Club

For up to date information on our Wildlife and Range Club, check out their Facebook page by clicking the "Wildlife and Range Club" link above.

8. Scholarships & Affordability

In addition to Forbes Magazine listing BYU as the best value for private colleges and number two overall, the Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation major has many scholarships for students to help finance undergraduate education.