Certificate in Wildlife Management

Wildlife management is grounded in an understanding of the biology of wild animals and ecosystem ecology. This certificate will help prepare you for jobs with government agencies and other organizations involved in wildlife management.

The certificate will be especially useful if you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or forestry.  

This certificate requires a minimum of 19 units. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each certificate area course.

Required courses

  • BIO 182 Unity of Life II–Lives of Multicellular Organisms (4 units)
  • ecology course work:
    • BIO/ENV 326/326LW Ecology (4 units) O
    • FOR 313 and 314 Forest Ecology (7 units)
     
  • BIO 477 Fish Management (3 units) or  BIO 478 Wildlife Management (3 units)

Then, select one course from each of the following three categories. At least 6 units must be from upper-division courses.

Wildlife biology (select one)

  • BIO 526 Herpetology (3 units)
  • BIO 527 Ornithology (3 units)
  • BIO 528 Mammalogy (3 units)

Zoology (select one)

  • BIO 223 Vertebrate Zoology (4 units)
  • BIO 322 Entomology (3 units)
  • BIO 340 Genetics and Evolution (3 units)
  • BIO 424 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4 units)
  • BIO 425C Animal Physiology (3 units)
  • BIO 525 Ichthyology (3 units)
  • FOR 453 Forest Insects (3 units)

Botany (select one)

  • BIO 411 Mycology (3 units)
  • BIO 414 Native plants of Arizona (3 units)
  • BIO 415 Plant Taxonomy (4 units)
  • BIO 517 Agrostology (3 units)
  • FOR 220 Forest and Range Plants (2 units)