wildlife science logoWe offer an AA Degree as well as two vocational certificates – a Certificate of Achievement (COA) and a Certificate of Achievement-Advanced (COAA) – in Wildlife Science.

Our students are trained in Wildlife Science Technology including the scientific principles of environmental science, biodiversity and ecology, corridor ecology, landscape ecology and ecosystem (adaptive) management. Students can apply these principles and theory of wildlife science to assist in the preservation, protection and restoration of native species and ecosystems.

Upon completion, students are prepared for employment as wildlife science technicians in a range of positions and settings, including working for

  • Government agencies (federal, state or local)
  • Nonprofits or public interest groups
  • Professional consulting firms

Students earning the AA degree can also seek to transfer to colleges and universities offering bachelor's degree programs in Wildlife Science, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.

Course Requirements

To Get Started:

  1. Apply for admission (if you're not already a De Anza student)
  2. Register for classes.
  3. Make an educational plan.


The introductory course for the WST major is ESCI 20: Intro to Biodiversity. See course offerings.

Contact Us

Wildlife Science Program

Kirsch Center 214

Alicia De Toro,
Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor

Faculty Webpage



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