Conservation Science and Wildlife Management

Help protect and conserve wildlife and natural resources for present and future generations. Austin Community College offers an Associates degree and several certificates in wildlife conservation and management. You’ll learn the principles and techniques of wildlife habitat conservation and sustainable hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. When you complete your degree or certificate, you’ll be prepared for roles such as:

  • Wildlife technician
  • Conservation science technician
  • Fisheries technician 
  • Forestry technician


Pride Points

Career & Transfer Options

Wildlife monitoring fieldwork

Internship Opportunities

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Wildlife Conservation & Management Overview

Our wildlife conservation and management studies provide a field-oriented curriculum developed in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You can boost your career and employment opportunities by combining your studies with additional Environmental Science and Technology classes. 

Course Highlights

  • WMGT 1323 Wildlife Conservation & Management
  • BIOL 1413 General Zoology
  • WMGT 1310 Wildlife Identification
  • WMGT 2359 Wildlife Management and Propagation
  • EPCT 1444 Environmental Sampling and Analysis

Growing Demand for Conservation Professionals

State and national demand for wildlife conservation professionals in the government and private sectors is expected to increase 35% through 2030. Natural resource companies, environmental consulting firms, and government agencies at all levels employ conservation and wildlife professionals.

Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Conservation Science and Wildlife Management

Certificate Level 2

Conservation Science and Wildlife Management Level 2