The Truth Behind The Wildlife
By: Trinity Dombroski
High School Courses
Some helpful high school courses are Anatomy and Physiology, Biotechnology, Calculus, Chemistry, and Statistics and Probability. Some ways to help prepare for this education path is to take hunter safety classes and/or volunteer with conservation organizations.
One degree you can start off with is wildlife sciences and management. This degree teaches people to manage and improve habitats and ecosystems for animals. Wildlife science and management professionals work with individuals for many different backgrounds in order to make sure humans interest are considered yet they protect animals. You could work in a variety of areas with this degree such as managing national parks, zoos, or wildlife refuges. Also you could work in the natural environment, monitoring wildlife habitats and studying endangered species.
Overall this is a degree for someone who loves wildlife and would like to study and protect wildlife. Some collage courses that you take with this degree would be biology, zoology, ecology, and chemistry. You would study areas of wildlife science like wildlife rehabilitation, endangered species science, and fishery management. Also because habitats and the ecosystem is so important to an animals health, this degree focuses a lot on the environment and resource conservation. With ecosystems being so complex , scientist and managers come together to work on complicated research projects and management programs.
The school I choose was university of Wisconsin-Madison. I choose this school because its closer to home. It's in a bigger city therefore if I would have something to do if I have free time. It's also a public school so you would a lot of chances to maybe see someone you know. This school is a university and is a four year university. The student to faculty ratio is 17:1 with class sizes of about 29 so classes are bigger and it's a bigger school meaning you get to meet a lot of new people. The average GPA for entering freshman is 3.69. The average ACT score is between 24-27. SATs scores are between 1100-1339.