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Wildlife Conservation

Bachelor of Science

Preserve and manage natural resources for a better tomorrow. 

Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting animals and their habitats. In Unity’s online wildlife conservation degree, you’ll learn sustainable management of animal species through social, economic, and environmental concepts. Your degree will prepare you for a career as a wildlife biologist, conservation scientist, and more. 

Start your journey in the wild.

Study and save wild species

Protect wild animals and their habitats. Address social, economic, and environmental pressures on wildlife. Strike a balance between human needs and nature. 

With a Unity College Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation, you’ll graduate ready for work as a wildlife biologist or conservation scientist or with a strong foundation for graduate school. Blend online study with hands-on field work.

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Number of U.S. zoologist and wildlife biologist jobs in 2018. 


Median U.S. zoologist and wildlife biologist pay in 2018.


Estimated U.S. job growth for zoologists and wildlife biologists through 2028. 

*Source: Unity College cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. 

What to expect as a wildlife conservation major  

 Put your love of animals and passion for sustainability into action. Earn a completely online wildlife conservation degree from Unity. With eight start dates throughout the year, you’ll have the flexibility to start your studies when you’re ready.   

 As a wildlife conservation major, you’ll benefit from: 

  • Field work. Conduct research alongside conservation biologists to study environmental problems. You’ll graduate with a year or two of relevant experience. 
  • Professional advising. Receive one-on-one academic support every step of the way. 
  • Schedule flexibility. Study where you want, when you want. Rolling admissions let you pick a start date most convenient for you. 
  • Relevant concentrations. Add a concentration in Environmental GIS or Sustainable Business to increase your marketability. 
  • Career resources. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services department.  
  • Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.  
  • Recognized courses. Unity College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. 

 If you’re ready to begin protecting endangered animals, apply online today. 

Degree requirements and courses 

Our wildlife conservation degree requires 120 credits. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside institutions. For more degree requirements, browse our checklist or view the course catalog 

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  • EVPC 401 Transformational Leadership

    In this course, students explore strategies needed to become effective instruments of change. Students will learn how to create meaningful relationships as a leader. Using case studies from a variety of organizational contexts, students explore concepts of organization behavior and culture, consensus building, and project management to lead effective change towards environmental sustainability. This course is designed to empower and prepare students to become leaders in any profession.

  • BIOL 305 Conservation Biology

    In this course, we will lay the foundation for any field within the natural sciences or environmental studies. Specific topics that we will cover include the status of biodiversity, the threats facing biodiversity, the importance of ecosystem services, conservation policy, design and management of protected areas, and habitat restoration.

  • ENCJ 305 Natural Resource Law and Policy

    Students will learn how interest groups, citizens, and courses influence the management of natural resources. After course completion, students will be familiar with major public land legislation. Through class work and their papers, students will also be familiar with different perspectives on some of the most important issues facing our public lands.

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