Undergraduate Degrees in Range and Wildlife Management

Bachelor of Science Degree Plans: Range and Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management 

Because our courses can change from time to time, it is important to keep in close contact with your advisor to learn about any alterations to your degree plan.

Our range and wildlife management degree offers two emphasis options, wildlife and range. Both options allow for diverse career choices. Texas A&M-Kingsville’s location puts us right in the center of part of Texas’ most active region for recreational wildlife. For our graduates, that means jobs managing wildlife enterprises or working with state agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In addition, federal agencies are now recruiting from Texas A&M-Kingsville to hire for positions that are “non-competitive.” This means that we get our students into those agencies at an early stage of their career through internships and special grants programs, and those students literally walk into a ready-made position when they graduate.

What is the difference between wildlife and a range emphasis?

Wildlife management is centered on wildlife populations, their dynamics, wildlife diseases, waterfowl management, big game management and policy.

Range management focuses more on what wildlife eat, how they use their habitats or how they share them with other animal species. Interestingly, more agencies and landowners are now soliciting range ecologists more frequently because range management has become such an important factor in wildlife populations and how they are managed. There is a current shortage of range conservationists in the country, and federal agencies are offering special grants and incentives to recruit students. If you are interested in range ecology, right now is the time to sign up!

Need help deciding? Talk to our advisor or try our Texas A&M-Kingsville Career Services.

This page was last updated on: April 18, 2016