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Wildlife Management

Do you enjoy

  • working in the outdoors?
  • meeting new people?
  • studying wildlife?
  • hands-on science?
  • preserving wildlife for future hunting and fishing opportunities?

…then wildlife management may be the career for you!

Possible Careers

Wildlife biologist
Fisheries biologist
Conservation officer
Refuge manager
Outdoor recreation planner
Park ranger

Forestry manager
Wildlife educator
Wildlife and habitat consultant
Wildlife policy analyst
Fisheries technician
Wildlife inspector

Wildlife management students at DWU can expect quality instruction by experienced, dedicated faculty who care about each of their students. Small class sizes mean that all students receive personal attention by their professors in both lecture and laboratory.

Our faculty are active professionally in grant writing and research, which means that they keep current in modern techniques of wildlife management and have real-world experience in their field. DWU faculty involve undergraduates in their own research, as well as encourage them to obtain outside internships to develop future employment opportunities.

DWU students have received internships with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the National Parks Service, and the South Dakota Department of Health, working on projects involving habitat management, conservation, goose depredation and research involving West Nile Virus.

Click here to read about student experiences.

For more information about wildlife management at Dakota Wesleyan University,
contact admissions at 605-995-2600 or 1-800-333-8506.

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1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
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