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Wildlife Biology and Ecology

1. Wildlife Biology
The following science and math courses are likely to be required (contact prospective institutions early for specific requirements):

  • Biology 1151, 1152
  • Chemistry 1551 (Math 1431 (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite to Chemistry 1551) and 1552 (inorganic); Chemistry 2551 and 2552 (organic).
  • Math to include Math 1431
  • Physics 1100

Also consider taking Biology 2150, Ecology; Zoology 2260, Invertebrate Zoology; Zoology 2250, Comparative Zoology; and/or Biology 1800, Animal Research in the Field: An Introduction.

2. Ecology
The following science and math courses are likely to be required (contact prospective institutions early for specific requirements):

  • Biology 1151, 1152
  • Chemistry 1551 (Math 1431 (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite to Chemistry 1551) and 1552 (inorganic); Chemistry 2551 and 2552 (organic).
  • Integral and differential calculus: Math 2231 and 2232. The sequence to Math 2231 and 2232 is Math 1431 > Math 1432 > Math 2231 > Math 2232.

Also consider taking Biology 2150, Ecology; Zoology 2260, Invertebrate Zoology; Botany 1320, 2350, 2360.

3. Select baccalaureate-granting institutions for their prerequisites.
In Illinois, Southern Illinois University has a good wildlife biology program. Ecology in a range of fields can be pursued in graduate programs at Northern Illinois, University of Illinois-Urbana and Southern Illinois. You will likely need to major in biology, zoology or botany as an undergraduate interested in ecology.

 

Contact Information


Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331