Wildlife Management

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Delaware State’s Wildlife Management degree program stands out for its emphasis on real-world learning environments. Our Wildlife Management students gain practical, hands-on experience via the College of Agriculture’s research initiatives, and conservation efforts. The result: a superior Wildlife Management education that combines advanced classroom instruction with applied field experiences. Wildlife Management majors at Delaware State develop professional skills and expertise in

 

  • wildlife biology
  • genetics and zoology
  • habit and species protection
  • water and soil conservation
  • global economic factors that impact wildlife

As a land-grant institution, Delaware State has been a leader in natural-resource education and research for more than a century. Several generations of wildlife management professionals have passed through our program and currently work for state and federal agencies.

Professional Preparation

Delaware State’s Wildlife Management degree provides graduates with outstanding career preparation. Our program’s emphasis on practical experience and field work enables students to build up their resumes and establish professional contacts. They enter the work force well equipped to compete for employment in such fields as

  • wildlife management
  • environmental policy analysis
  • environmental consulting
  • game warden
  • conservationist

About 15 percent of our Wildlife Management students continue to graduate school.

Faculty

Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction.

Research and Experience

Delaware State’s agricultural extension programs provide various forms of support to the environmental community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs enable Wildlife Management majors to collaborate with industry professionals on pilot programs, research projects, policy studies, and other initiatives. Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored research programs.

All students in the Wildlife Management program perform a senior capstone project. In this project, students perform a real-world ecosystem analysis, which accounts for factors such as

  • environmental impacts
  • resource conservation
  • technological inputs
  • habitat sustainability