Wildlife Science

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Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you concerned about preservation of endangered species?  Do you enjoy sharing your love of nature with others? This could be the career for you.

Wildlife scientists use physical, life, and social sciences to research animals, their habitats, and the plants around them. They look for ways to increase population or preserve natural areas. Some careers are indoors but most are outside gathering information and making decisions. 

Careers include:

  • Game wardens
  • Park rangers
  • Zoologists
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Life scientists
  • Wildlife biologists
  • Fish farming
  • Management of conservation
  • Enforcement of conservation laws
  • Education


Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Science
2018-2020 Wildlife Science
2018-2020 Wildlife Science - Fort Hays State University

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Science
2020-2022 Wildlife Science 

Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Wildlife Science curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Wildlife Science courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science. Electives must meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!