Conservation Science

Our Conservation Science major will prepare you for a meaningful career where you can help make a difference in the world, such as preserving populations of animals and plants that are declining or facing extinction. Through a multidisciplinary course of study, you will gain a solid background in the physical, biological, and ecological sciences, and will immerse yourself in the economic, political, social, and ethical issue which will prepare you for problem solving and decision making.


  • Possibilities for prestigious internships in areas including research with at-risk species, animal health, and environmental science
  • Access to experiential learning opportunities at the Wilds, North America’s largest conservation facility
  • A three-semester research experience and training program, the summer Muskies Fellow program, plus opportunities for ongoing research with faculty and other research experience programs
  • Attendance at the Ohio Academy of Sciences meeting where seniors present their research results
  • A close working relationship with program advisors to provide encouragement and challenge, advancing professional and personal development as far as possible
  • Access to the Muskie Alumni Network


Our graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills to work in all areas of conservation science as well as related fields, including environmental science, environmental law, field biology, wildlife ecology, and government service    

Conservation Science students have gone on to get graduate degrees at Columbia University, Miami University, San Francisco State University, University of New Hampshire, University of Georgia, and West Virginia University.

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