2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wildlife, B.S.

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Humboldt’s wildlife students have the advantage of living close to the ocean, wetlands, and many wildlife sanctuaries. Nearly five million acres of national forest, parks, and public wilderness lands offer hands-on study of wildlife, ecology, and management. Students frequently take field trips to surrounding wildlife areas and focus on laboratory study.

Humboldt’s graduates do well as: wildlife biologists, soil scientists, wildlife managers, wildlife refuge managers, park rangers, naturalists, preserve managers, fish and game wardens, conservation officers, fisheries technicians, forestry technicians, range conservationists, agricultural inspectors, and environmental planners. 

Preparation: In high school take mathematics, chemistry, biology, and any environmental studies that may be available. Students are expected to be proficient in computer applications.

A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120 units. For a description of degree requirements to be fulfilled in addition to those listed below for the major, please see “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements ” section of the catalog.

Requirements for the Major (73-78)

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will have demonstrated:

  • knowledge of theories, concepts, and identification procedures in wildlife biology
  • use of appropriate evaluative techniques to develop knowledge and to examine questions when conducting wildlife/habitat investigations
  • adept presentation of concepts and research findings
  • appreciation of sociopolitical factors that affect wildlife conservation and management processes.

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