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Wildlife Biology Specialization

Wildlife biology is about the biology, ecology, and behaviour of vertebrate animals, especially mammals, birds and fishes. This specialization focuses on the management and conservation of wildlife species and their habitats, recognizing that wildlife species are important in ecosystems and are important to society.

Many of the courses in the specialization are ‘hands on’, and will take students into a field setting to study wildlife in their natural environments. The specialization focuses on the most recent techniques and findings in wildlife research, and how they have and can be applied to real world problems in conserving wildlife and minimizing human-wildlife conflicts.

THIS SPECIALIZATION MAY BE TAKEN WITH THE FOLLOWING MAJORS: Environmental Biology

For questions about the Wildlife Biology Specialization, please contact the bsc-advisor [dot] agenvscatmcgill [dot] ca (student advisor).

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits

To view the list of courses, please see the Electronic Course Calendar.

CAREER PATHS CAN INCLUDE:

Wildlife Biologist; Conservation Biologist; Government Research Scientist (e.g. Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada, Provincial Environment/Natural Resource Departments); Environmental Consultant; Wildlife Enforcement; Wildlife Veterinarian; University Researcher; Zoo Careers; Wildlife Education

For more career paths, please visit the Career Planning Service (CaPS) website.