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.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Wildlife is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (110 credits)
Required Major Courses (43 credits)
Major Selectives (10 credits)
(See Advising Resources)
- BTNY Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Wildlife Disease Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Wildlife Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
Electives (10 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 10.00
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
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.
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.
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