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What education is required to become a game warden?

I am in sixth grade and I would like to become a game warden when I grow up. I like wildlife and would appreciate your help! Thank You! #biology #police #marine-biology #zoology #wildlife-biology #game-warden

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First of all, most states require a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some states only require an associate’s degree, but all will require at least a high-school or equivalent degree.

When considering a game warden career, it will help if you have an education in a related field. There are numerous fields of study that you can consider, but in general, you will find that wildlife officials have educational backgrounds in three broad areas.
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Hi Luke,


Step 1: Meet Physical Fitness Requirements
Fish and game wardens usually must meet physical fitness requirements. This generally includes nearly perfect vision, normal color perception and normal hearing. Applicants may also be required to pass several swimming tests. Additionally, wardens have to be able to pilot vehicles at high speeds, possibly in the water, over ice and on rough terrain.


Step 2: Earn an Associate's Degree
In most states, the minimum educational requirement for fish and game warden positions is 60 hours of college credit or a 2-year associate's degree. Appropriate majors can include wildlife management, biology, ecology and natural resource management. Criminal justice is another way to pursue these positions, but criminal justice majors should also be proficient in life sciences in order to be considered for a position. It should be noted that federal government positions require a bachelor's degree in biology or criminal justice.


Step 3: Gain Preliminary Law Enforcement Experience
Aspiring fish and game wardens may need to work for two years as police officers before they can apply for the position. Prospective candidates can look to a state-certified police academy to complete this requirement. Such programs are generally completed in approximately four months, and they may provide college credit. This requirement may be waived for those who have two years of full-time military service with an honorable discharge or two years of experience in a natural resources job. This requirement can be highly variable by state.


Step 4: Get On-the-Job Training
Once hired, candidates typically complete training programs that can last 3-12 months, during which time they learn about numerous laws affecting endangered species and animal habitats. They may also be trained to deal with violations of drug and smuggling laws. In some areas, fish and game wardens receive instruction on how to enforce recreational, motor vehicle and criminal laws.


Step 5: Advance in Rank
Much like police officers, entry-level fish and game wardens who gain experience can become lieutenants, captains or majors, among other ranks. Qualifications for advancement might include passing exam scores and the fulfillment of performance requirements.


In: http://study.com/be_a_fish_and_game_warden.html


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Philosophy cares about sound reasoning. In philosophy before you make any claims you must learn how to reason, and how the "shape" of an argument makes it worth considering, or not, etc. You mostly argue about things you cannot test experimentally, but the training is supposed to keep you from going too far off track into absurdity. Philosophers pretty much argue with each other, and build off each others' ideas. However, they all tend to know how to do it right. In academic philosophy personal attacks are not going to be taken seriously. It's all about the worth of the idea.

Going a little bit off topic because people have said that the study of the mind falls under psychology: there's actually something called philosophy of mind that argues about how we could possibly think, whether or not our minds and our brains are one and the same, etc. It's pretty cool because a lot of philosophers have offered up colorful thought experiments to illustrate their theories. Look up the "Chinese Nation" experiment as an example.

Psychology developed from a mass of different social attitudes and trends (e.g., poststructuralism), and has a lot of conjecture and badly designed (sometimes unethical) studies in its past. By its nature it cannot be rigorous, especially in clinical settings, because you often have a single professional making judgment calls. While he or she may be very educated and sharp, there will be bias and other limitations.
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