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Wildlife and Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Natural Resources program at CSU Pueblo provides students with an understanding of principles and concepts of fish and wildlife ecology, and how they are used to make informed decisions on difficult management decisions.

This program exposes students to applied scientific skills through field and laboratory experience and field-based research. Students will use contemporary tools and techniques for studying fish and wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem processes.

Students will become familiar with laws, policies, regulations, and administrative processes that dictate how wildlife and natural resources are held in trust for the public.

Students in the Wildlife and Natural Resources program can specialize in their field of interest through emphasis areas in Aquatic and Terrestrial. 

Each emphasis area meets certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) or The Wildlife Society (TWS). 

Emphasis Areas

"Students will develop communication and interpersonal skills to enhance their working relations with co-workers, other wildlife professionals, the public and non-governmental organizations, landowners, hunters and anglers, and other natural resources interests.. "

- Dr. Jeff Smith, Chair of the Department of Biology

Frequently Asked Questions

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    WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE TO WILDLIFE & NATURAL RESOURCES GRADUATES?

    The program prepares students for careers with state and federal agencies, tribal departments, conservation organizations, research, education, and graduate studies.
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    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH A WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEGREE?

    A degree in Wildlife and Natural Resources is designed to be completed in four years. The degree requires the accumulation of 121 credit hours. For students completing in four years, the schedule usually involves 30 credit hours per academic year or 15 hours per semester. Some students finish more quickly by taking additional courses in the summer. Others with demanding work or family commitments may take longer to finish.

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    AM I QUALIFIED FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information. 

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    WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY FINANCIAL AID OR MY BILL?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly to ensure your aid and bill look correct. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753 email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins. 

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

Department of Biology

Faculty and Staff

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