I am an aspiring wildlife biologist but have a BS in Environmental Science. Should I go back to school for a BS in Wildlife Biology or try to get into a Wildlife Master's Program?
Karina recommends the following next steps:
I think it really depends on your current CV, past work experience, and what type of wildlife biology masters program that you are interested in. Take a look at the Texas A&M Wildlife Job Board, Conservation Job Board, school job boards, and other job boards to see if there are any M.S. research assistantship positions that you already qualify for. It never hurts to apply to a few vacancies or to reach our to professors to see how you might make your CV more attractive without going back to school for another B.S.. In wildlife you often apply to work with a professor before you apply to a school so you should be able to get a better idea without having to spend a bunch on application fees. Just make sure to take the GRE ASAP so you can respond quickly to available positions. Sometimes RA positions will become available a few weeks before a semester starts and things can move quickly.