study wildlife science at the university of idaho

B.S. Wildlife Resources

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Conservation of Wildlife

Learn to minimize the threat the human population poses to wildlife through the sound conservation and management of wildlife species and their natural habitats in a program designed to give you a strong, science-based foundation in wildlife management. Study environmental, societal and political issues as well as chemistry, biology, genetics and more.

Fast Facts

  • Enjoy a program defined by learning in the field as well as the classroom
  • Broaden your horizons with an internship at Taylor Wilderness Research Station
  • Participate in research with top-notch faculty within your first two years
  • Gain useful work experience in on-campus labs and facilities
Careers
Career
Careers
  • Wildlife biologist/specialist
  • Environmental analyst
  • Park Ranger/Law Enforcement Officer
  • Wildlife Management supervisor/technician
  • Wildlife Research Technician/Assistant
  • Conservation Genetics Technician
Salary

$38,000
to
$57,000

Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degrees
Degree
Degree Roadmap

120

credits required to graduate

Credits include a requirement for approved work experience. Faculty and staff help students identify jobs that qualify.

Sample plan: Wildlife Resources

Degree Prep

The most prepared Wildlife Resources students have completed high-school courses such as:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
Financial
Financial
Lab Fees

$100

Average cost per semester
Through the course of the degree, students participate
in required labs and field trips. Actual cost per semester will vary by classes.
Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 private, state, and continuing education funds.


You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-On Learning

Through our wildlife classes, students have the opportunity to practice using techniques such as banding, tagging, and chemical immobilization. Classes offer opportunities for field studies of large and small animals in their natural habitat. Chances to participate in current research with graduate students or faculty are also available.

Clubs
  • The Wildlife Society
  • American Fisheries Society (AFS)
  • CNR Living, Learning Community (College of Natural Resources residence hall)
Internships

Internships are available to students at Taylor Wilderness Research Station and through our industry partners.

Other internships, work study, and scholarships are all available to students through the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences.