Wildlife Conservation

The Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation program combines the practical, theoretical and analytical strengths of courses provided by accredited NAWTA (North American Wildlife Technology Association) colleges with courses from the University of Prince Edward Island, for students interested in obtaining rigorous training in wildlife conservation. Foundational science courses (e.g., General Chemistry) and senior analytical environmental science courses (e.g., Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Marine Biology) complement the strong field training acquired during the college diploma program. This field training is introduced during the first two College years, and fulfills a major part of the practical requirements of the degree program. If students have achieved a minimum 70% average in their diploma program, they are eligible to apply to UPEI for formal entry into the Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation degree program. Additionally, students graduating from an accredited NAWTA college program with a minimum of a 70% average are also eligible to apply to UPEI for formal entry into the Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation degree program.

Our faculty hold grants from the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, among others and have research programs in arctic insect ecology, watershed ecology, pollination biology, coastal habitat ecology, animal habitat fragmentation, aquatic toxicology, plant ecological genetics, among others.

For admission, application and course information, please visit the Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation Program page (link on the right of this page).

Marina Silva-Opps
Program Coordinator
Department: 
Faculty of Science
Phone: 
(902) 566-0602
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