Wildlife biologists study wild animals and the issues that surround their habitats and conservation. The University of Montana – Missoula’s Wildlife Biology department prepares students to enter fields in wildlife biology as managers, researchers, and ecologists. While some employment opportunities exist at the bachelor’s level, many students continue on to graduate studies for more opportunity. Students at FVCC can take most of The University of Montana’s and other four-year schools’ requirements for the first two years. There are three options in Wildlife Biology at The University of Montana: terrestrial, aquatic, and honors. The course of study recommended below is suggested for all three options. The Fish and Wildlife Management option at Montana State University – Bozeman prepares students for entry-level positions in natural resources management and graduate work. Montana State University’s program emphasizes basic principles of animal ecology with considerable work in related fields.