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Conservation and Wildlife Management: The Perfect Major for Animal Lovers


Posted on June 23, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you’re interested in animals, the environment and how they work together, Delaware Valley University’s conservation and wildlife management major could be the right program for you. Students in this program are immersed in taxonomy, behavior, animal handling, ecology and more, and they leave DelVal prepared for a variety of wildlife management professions. 

If preserving endangered species and habitats is your passion, you should consider studying conservation and wildlife management at DelVal. Here’s why. 

Find a Career You’re Passionate About

Every graduate from DelVal’s conservation and wildlife management program receives real-world experience while they’re still in school. After completing our program, many students find jobs in animals and environmental preservation or continue on to grad school. 

Here’s what some of our students are able to do:

  • Apply to veterinary school or graduate school
  • Pursue a career with wildlife research
  • Pursue a career in state and national parks, wildlife rehabilitation and game preservation
  • Pursue a career in conservation, biology and game management
  • Pursue a career as a zoo or aquarium professional
  • Pursue a career in environmental education 

Immersive Curriculum in Wildlife and Environmental Care

DelVal’s conservation and wildlife management major boasts a comprehensive curriculum that combines science, arts and humanities. With more than two dozen conservation and wildlife management electives to choose from, students in this program learn about the complex factors affecting species and habitat conservation. 

Graduates leave with an understanding of the human and biologic dimensions of wildlife management and are prepared for a variety of careers in environmental care, preservation and education when they receive their degree.

Receive Hands-On Experience in School

The Experience360 Program is central to an education at DelVal and encourages students to find learning experiences outside the classroom. Through internships, research, study abroad and career exploration experiences, students apply what they’ve learned in class to the real world.

Conservation and wildlife management majors are required to complete at least two Experience360 activities before graduating. These can also include experiential learning courses in tropical ecology, international field study, ecotourism in the global south or selected topics in artificial insemination. Whatever your professional interests entail, Experience360 sets you up for success. 

Opportunities to Get Involved on Campus

With more than 70 student clubs, organizations and Greek chapters to get involved with, conservation and wildlife management majors can easily get involved in DelVal’s community. Student groups like the Wildlife Society and Positive Awareness of Wildlife and Zoos provide enriching learning experiences and an opportunity to meet people on campus with similar interests. 

Small Class Sizes and Passionate Faculty

DelVal is an intimate, personalized learning community that encourages collaboration among students and faculty. Through our tight-knit community, DelVal’s student and faculty members work together to enhance our global environment. 

Faculty in the School of Life and Physical Sciences provide individualized, one-on-one attention, and challenge students to reach their full potential. Unique projects, lectures and learning opportunities keep conservation and wildlife management students engaged, giving them the skills they need to find solutions to environmental issues around the globe. 

If you’re an animal lover, contact DelVal to learn more about our conservation and wildlife management program.