Wildlife and Conservation Biology Minor


The minor in Wildlife and Conservation Biology serves as a concentrated study, beyond a student's primary major, that allows students to explore their interest in wildlife ecology and conservation and their passion for nature and the outdoors.

Students interested in a minor in Wildlife and Conservation Biology must complete a minimum of 5 courses and 20 credits. Up to 8 credits can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements. A maximum of 2 EcoQuest courses may be used to satisfy requirements. Appropriate course substitutes from other study-abroad programs may also be used with permission.  

Category 14
Wildlife Ecology 1,2,6
Principles of Conservation Biology
Category 2
Select one of the following:4
Field Dendrology
Forest Entomology
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
Sharks and Bony Fishes
Category 3
Remaining 12 credits may be chosen from the following:12
Wildlife Habitats 2,3
Wildlife Population Ecology 2
Introduction to Biogeography 3
Landscape Ecology
Principles of Conservation Biology 1,2,6
Conservation Genetics and Applied Evolution
Quantitative Ecology
Tropical Ecology
Inventory and Monitoring of Ecological Communities 2,4
Community Ecology 3
Investigations 5
Animal Behavior
Behavioral Ecology
Total Credits20

NR 661 is considered an appropriate equivalent for NR 650.


Enrollments are capped and admission is not guaranteed to those pursuing a minor.


NR #603 (at UNH-EcoQuest) can be used as a replacement for one of these courses in Category 3: NR #603, NR 615, NR 642, or NR 765


NR 663 (at UNH-EcoQuest) is considered an appropriate equivalent for NR 740.


NR 795 requires working with an individual WCB faculty member on a special problem/issue.


NR 650 can only count towards either Category 1 or Category 3 (but not both).