Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science


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http://www.wwcc.edu/wtmwe

Program available at/via: [Walla Walla]

Department Overview: Wildlife ecologists research and implement scientifically sound strategies for the conservation, protection, and sustainable management of wild animals and their habitat. The wildlife ecology and conservation sciences option combines strong science and a broad background in natural resources and the environment to help you fully understand the ecology, habitat, and conservation of wild animals. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper-level courses. Transfer options also exist in Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forest Ecology and Management, and Earth Sciences.

Program Level Outcomes:

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.

Degrees: This degree provides the science and general education courses needed for students who are planning a future transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences at Washington State University (WSU). Students who complete the AAS-T requirements will begin with junior standing at WSU.

Industry Description:

Wildlife ecologists research and implement scientifically sound strategies for the conservation, protection, and sustainable management of wild animals and their habitat. The wildlife ecology and conservation sciences option combines strong science and a broad background in natural resources and the environment to help you fully understand the ecology, habitat, and conservation of wild animals. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper-level courses. Transfer options also exist in Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forest Ecology and Management, and Earth Sciences.

Entrance Requirements:

Students can start fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. WWCC has an open admissions process. It’s free to apply and everyone who applies is accepted. Applications are accepted year-round! Apply online.

Other Information: For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov.

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