Sitting at a desk relegated to a cubicle or office, or even finding yourself restricted within a flight deck may not be the way you’d prefer to spend your days. Maybe you consider yourself more of the outdoors type because you’d rather explore, investigate, and put your science knowledge to use.
The bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science at Embry-Riddle is a one-of-a-kind program focused on environmental hazards and how they affect the aviation and aerospace industries, and how these industries affect wildlife.
Imagine a career that takes your passion for the environment and connects it to improving the safety of something as important to our lives and our economy as aviation — with implications more broadly for transportation, in general.
You will learn all that is required to become an accredited wildlife biologist through The Wildlife Society, and you’ll have the foundation necessary to continue your studies in a graduate program or even in veterinary school.
ERAU’s Prescott Campus sits amid the Bradshaw Mountains in central Arizona, which is teeming with wildlife. With nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, Prescott is a great place for environmental field tests where students can work on projects for local, private corporations and government agencies.
The campus also welcomes influential guest speakers and extensive fieldwork opportunities at airports and around the state of Arizona.
Pursuing your B.S. in Wildlife Science at ERAU means you’ll be enrolled in the only undergraduate environmental science degree program in North America with a focus on aviation and aerospace.
ERAU faculty, with the help of students, created and now currently maintain a national database and website for the FAA dedicated to the areas of wildlife mitigation, bird strikes, and their effects on airports and airline safety. You can be assured that you’ll be part of a team of experts that has had and will continue to have an impact in wildlife science.
In this program, you’ll gain a solid foundation in science through courses in biology, chemistry, and physics — all of which have accompanying hands-on lab components. As part of the Embry-Riddle family, you’ll be encouraged to participate in internships and co-operative learning experiences that will bring value to your résumé and connect you to potential employers.
The Wildlife Science program at ERAU is designed to give graduates the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront wildlife issues that affect airports and flight safety.
With hands-on fieldwork opportunities, ERAU graduates emerge from the program sought after by reputable agencies, transportation departments, airports, airplane manufacturers, and entities dedicated to wildlife research.
Wildlife Science graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions: