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New Wildlife Management and Conservation Degree Program

This Fall, 2022, Austin Community College will offer classes in the new Wildlife Management and Conservation degree program. The program was developed as a pathway for students desiring a career as a wildlife and conservation science technicians. Two certificate programs are also available for students pursuing biological or environmental science degrees and want to enhance their credentials in wildlife management skills. While the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Wildlife Management is designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce, several Texas universities of a pathway for students in the program to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. Program wildlife specific courses include:

WMGT 1305 Introduction to Wildlife Management
WMGT 1323 Wildlife Conservation and Management
WMGT 1310 Wildlife Identification
WMGT 1300 Wildlife Preserve Management
WMGT 2359 Wildlife Propagation, Handing and Management
ACGR 2305 Entomology
BIOL 1411 Botany
BIOL 1413 General Zoology

For more information contact Dr. Mark A. Shepherd, Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences. mark.shepherd@austincc.edu

Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Internship

  • Explore how Texas coastal cities react after hurricanes
  • Examine what makes a community resilient and identify the “tipping point”
  • Develop your research and data analysis skills in the field

Apply by March 1, 2022
Internship Dates: May 26 – July 10, 2021
Stipend and tuition waiver for 3-credit course provided
Questions? Contact Prof Kusali Gamage at kgamage@austincc.edu