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Wildlife Biology

With a degree in Wildlife Biology, you can work for a government agency like the Forestry Department or National Parks.  Careers are also possible in private companies as a wildlife biologist.  Graduate level degrees open access to an array of careers, including wildlife managers, endangered species specialists, game wardens, or conservation educators. Working as a wildlife biologist can mean a career that includes exciting, out-of-door research and problem solving.  It can also allow for ecological lab work and research at universities.

At DCCC we have all the courses required for the first two years of Wildlife Biology program at most transfer universities.  It is a very rigorous program of study, however, and students have to commit to anywhere from 17 to 19 credit hours (not including summer school or dual credit obtained through a high school) per semester to obtain the maximum number of preparatory credits for a four year transfer degree. 


Cornerstone courses for this degree include:  

  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Animal and Plant Biology
  • College Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • College Physics I and II

See the catalog link below to obtain a full list of the suggested course work per semester and course descriptions. 

College Catalog

This catalog contains the curriculum information a student needs in planning his or her studies at Dodge City Community College.  All students need to become familiar with the language of the college catalog and the necessity of planning a sequence that will provide either a one-year certificate or a two-year degree.  Advisors are provided to assist students in planning their academic program.  As a student, please make sure that you consult your advisor for guidance in planning a program of study.  Students are ultimately responsible for assuring that their academic program meets the requirements for graduation and/or transfer to another degree granting institution.

Contact Information

Scott Thompson
Professor of Biology
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801