About the Program
Learn about wildlife research, management, and education, as well as application of biological, ecological, economic, and social knowledge to wildlife management issues. Studies emphasis understanding ecosystems function, natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. You are preparing for work in public organizations (state/federal fish and wildlife), not-for-profit organizations (Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited), private consulting firms, or for graduate studies (MS, PhD, DVM). This degree meets the educational standards of The Wildlife Society to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist.
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Wildlife include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (110 credits)
Required Major Courses (43 credits)
Major Selectives (10 credits)
- Botany Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Wildlife Disease Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Wildlife Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (51 credits)
Electives (10 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 10.00
University Core Requirements
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- 9 credits International Understanding
- 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
- 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.