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Est. Total Tuition/Fees $36,644
Credits Required 120
Delivery Classroom
Campus Locations 3
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Online courses have a set cost per credit. Online credits are not counted as part of your total credits shown in the university tuition table. Total tuition is based on current rates and tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

Cost Per Credit $0
Total for 120 credits $36,644
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Estimated total tuition is based on current rates and student fees for a Utah resident. Tuition rates subject to change. Some courses may have additional fees.

credits/semester $1,832
Total for 20 semesters $36,644
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In addition to the degree specific course requirements, students must have at least 120 credits in order to graduate with a bachelors degree. Contact your advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to graduate.

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Courses for this degree take place in classrooms throughout our network of campuses. These courses may be available through Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) which are broadcast to classrooms or courses may take place in the classroom where broadcasts originate. For more information about this and other delivery types, visit our course delivery page.

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This degree is offered at these campuses:

Price, UB Vernal, Uintah Basin

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Potential Careers

  • Wildlife biologist
  • Conservation officer
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Private industry and landowners
  • Nonprofit environmental organizations
  • Ecological assistant
  • Park ranger
  • Nature educator
  • Environmental trainer


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Bachelor of Science in
Wildlife Science

The Wildlife Science degree is ideal for students who enjoy working with animals and being outdoors. It teaches students the skills needed to analyze, manage, conserve and restore forest/rangeland ecosystems. This degree offers students opportunities to work closely with faculty members and participate in cutting-edge research projects. Graduates of the Wildlife Science program enjoy a variety of career options in both the private and public sector. 

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Program Contacts

Rich Etchberger
Associate Professor
Phone: (435) 722-1781
Other: (435) 790-1942

Mike King
Phone: (435) 613-5400

In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete all university requirements, and have at least 120 credits in order to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Contact your advisor to dertermine what courses are needed in order to graduate.

  • BIOL 1610: Biology I
  • BIOL 1620: (BLS) Biology II
  • NR 2220: General Ecology
  • CHEM 1110: (BPS) General Chemistry I*


  • CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I*
  • CHEM 1120: (BPS) General Chemistry II


  • CHEM 1220: (BPS) Principles of Chemistry II
  • PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • WILD 2000: Intro to Wildlife Sciences
  • WILD 3300: Management Aspects of Wildlife Behavior
  • WILD 3600: Wildland Plant Ecology and Identification
  • WILD 3610: Wildland Animal Ecology and Identification
  • WILD 3800: Wildland Ecosystems
  • WILD 3810: Plant and Animal Populations
  • WILD 4500: Principles of Wildlife Management
  • WILD 4600: Conservation  Biology
  • WILD 4750: Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management
  • WILD 4850: Vegetation and Habitat Management
  • WILD 4880: Genetics in Conservation and Management
  • WILD 4910: Assessment and Synthesis in Natural Resource Science
  • ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
  • ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management


  • APEC 3012: Intro to Natural Resource and Regional Economics
  • BIOL 5560: Ornithology**


  • BIOL 5570: Herpetology**


  • BIOL 5580: Mammalogy**

* This course has a required lab component
** Two out of three are required