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Why Choose WWCC for Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science?

At WWCC, you can take the first step toward a meaningful career caring for wild animals and their habitats. In a few years, you could be one of the scientists answering questions like these: How are animals affected by human actions? How do diseases spread among species? What does habitat loss mean for animals like wolves, bears, frogs, turtles and more?

We’ve designed this program for people who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences at Washington State University (WSU). You can complete your basic science and general ed courses here. Then you can transfer to WSU to finish your upper-level courses.

Careers in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science

Protect Our Planet’s Diverse Wildlife

A wildlife career can really take you places. You can study animals in their natural habitat all over the world. You can consult with private and public groups on policies that affect wild animals. You can work in labs, zoos, refuges or national parks. If you love wild animals and want to be part of efforts to make our planet safer for them, a wildlife career can be a rewarding path.

Certificates & Degrees in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science

Our two-year degree will prepare you to transfer to Washington State University with junior standing. There you can go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences. Or check out our Environmental Studies program for a degree that can transfer to the school of your choice.

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Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science Program Details

Entrance Requirements

Students can start fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. WWCC has an open admissions process. It’s free to apply and everyone who applies is accepted. Applications are accepted year-round! Apply online.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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