|MWSU | Academics/Departments | Biology||WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT|
About the Program
majors and minors are offered?
should I major in Wildlife Conservation
should I choose this biology program?
Wildlife Conservation and Management students have access to the Otoe Creek Nature Area, a 180-acre field study area on campus. The area contains a network of trails that run through various habitats, including ponds and a stream.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Northwest Service Center is located on Missouri Western’s campus. The Center includes offices and labs for more than 25 professionals, modern classrooms, research labs and a prep room for the Biology Department. The Biology Department’s Natural History Collection of museum specimens is also housed there, along with a herbarium.
The professors in this program are dedicated to the students, and are outstanding teachers and researchers. They work very closely with students on research projects, and a high percentage of students present their findings at professional meetings.
The Wildlife Conservation and Management program also provides a strong background for students in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Missouri Western’s Biology Department boasts a 25-seat computer lab that contains the latest GIS software.
your programs accredited?
a high school student, how should
I prepare for a Wildlife Conservation
and Management degree?
You may want to talk to professors in the Biology Department. They can tell you about career opportunities and the courses you will take for a Wildlife Conservation and Management degree, and they can answer any other questions you may have. They can also help connect you with graduates of the Wildlife Conservation and Management program.
type of student succeeds in the field
of Wildlife Conservation and Management?
Also, students that are highly motivated in biology and have a problem-solving orientation are most likely to succeed.
is the typical class size?
do students work together with faculty?
student organizations are available?
The department also hosts the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, which participates in a number of activities throughout the year. Last year, at a regional Beta Beta Beta meeting, two students were awarded stipend grants to attend and present their research at the national meeting.
Students may also join the Biology Department’s Pre-Professional Club. Along with a variety of activities, students in the Pre-Professional Club may learn current information about professional schools, admission requirements, and pre-professional exams.