Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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Zoology & Wildlife Conservation

The Graduate Field of Zoology & Wildlife Conservation integrates two broad fields of biology: animal biology and conservation biology. Opportunities exist for study and research in comparative and functional anatomy, developmental biology, and comparative and experimental embryology. The survival of threatened and endangered species requires innovative and integrative ideas and approaches to wildlife conservation, and our faculty are those innovators – conservation studies focus on individual animals, species, and ecosystems.


The Field of Zoology & Wildlife Conservation is a member of the Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BBS), applicants should follow the BBS application guidelines.  ZWC requires two (2) letters of recommendation for an applicant to the Field.

Field of Zoology & Wildlife Conservation students also have an opportunity for Collaboration with Conservation Biology Institute of the Smithsonian Institute (SCBI).   Please see the Program Overview for more information. More information can also be found in a October 27, 2011 press release - Cornell Smithsonian Joint Graduate Program Trains Future Wildlife Conservation Scientists

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