Undergraduate Major Details
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
What Can I Do With This Major?
About this major
The Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:
The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.
|UC Davis Animal Biology Graduate Group|
|UC Davis Cross Cultural Center|
|UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology|
|UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology|
|UC Davis Dining Services - Sustainability and Nutrition Office|
|UC Davis Geography Graduate Group|
|UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)|
|UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)|
|UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology|
|UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH)|
|UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Client Services|
|Wildlife Care Association|
Graduating Class Demographics
The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.
|Year||Graduating Class||Completed First Destination Survey||Response Rate|
Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.
|Year||Employed*||Seeking Employment||Attending Graduate School||Other+|
|* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.
Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.
|California Dept of Fish and Wildlife||Scientific Aid|
|City of Davis||Teen Activity Specialist|
|East West Training||Assistant Trainer (Horses)|
|Greenstone Environmental Services||Environmental Administrator|
|Joseph W Jones Ecological Research Center||Research Hourly|
|National Park Service||Biological Technician|
|National Park Service||Intern|
|Premier Staffing inc.||Account Director|
|The Nature Conservancy||Research Intern|
|United States Dept of Agriculture||Biological Technician|
|United States Environmental Protection Agency||Scientist|
|United States Geological Survey||Biological Technician|
|University of California, Davis||Junior Specialist|
|WJUSD, DJUSD||Substitute Teacher|
Salary Summary Statistics
The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.
|Year||Mean||Median||Minimum||Maximum||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|