The wildlife science program at the University of Idaho is respected internationally for producing top professionals who are making significant contributions in their respected fields.
We offer a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Resources, multiple study options in the Master’s of Science in Natural Resources (M.S.N.R), as a well as a Ph.D program. Each will prepare you for a fulfilling career with any number of organizations responsible for concerving and managing wildlife resources, such as:
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- The Nature Conservancy
- Idaho Department of Fish and Game
- Bureau of Land Management
- Private industry as a environmental consultant, research specialist, lab technician, wildlife ecologist
What You Can Expect
In our program you’ll gain a comprehensive, holistic-based understanding of the world of wildlife resources. You’ll develop a working knowledge of concepts, principles and important social and political concepts that influence policy decisions, all built upon a science-based curriculum.
Through classroom learning and research activities, you’ll:
- Have a validated, research-based approach for understanding critical wildlife issues.
- Learn proper scientific methodologies, including: how to generate research proposals, conduct research, gather data and tactics for writing and communicating results.
- Gain an understanding of how wildlife resource issues interface with other natural resource disciplines such as: range management, forest management, as well as related areas, including land and community planning and environmental science.
- Understand factors and trends that can help groups more intelligently plan for optimizing wildlife and human populations.
- Have the ability to decipher and tackle real-world challenges from multiple perspectives.
- Learn effectual collaboration, problem solving and management strategies.