Wildlife and Field Biology

Are you interested in pursuing a career with ample opportunity to explore the great outdoors? Then the Wildlife and Field Biology concentration within the Henderson State University Department of Biological Sciences could be cut out for you. 

Here, students find a wealth of opportunity to explore their fascination with life in all its forms. The Wildlife and Field Biology track differs from the traditional biology option because it focuses on outdoor and field-based experiential learning.  

You'll learn to identify organisms and how these living things interact with their environment. We will focus on management and applied biology.  Students who complete this program will be better prepared for graduate school or jobs in areas requiring experience in field biology.  

The Wildlife and Field Biology track offers courses such as Mammalogy, Entomology, Ornithology and Dendrology that will allow you to experience and better understand the variety of animals and plants in Arkansas.  

The Simonson Biological Field Station is an important component of several courses for the Wildlife and Field Biology track.  Faculty-directed undergraduate student research projects are conducted at the field station, among other on- and off-campus locations.


The wildlife and field biology track offers a variety of courses that allow a student to tailor their individual program to their interests in plants, animals, aquatic, terrestrial, invertebrate or vertebrate biology.

Complete biology course listing


  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Botanist

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Brett Serviss, Ph.D., department chair
1100 Henderson Street, Box 7571
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5158