Undergraduate Program

Wildlife Biology is the study of wild animals, their habitats, and their conservation. The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology degree constitutes the preprofessional training for future employment in wildlife biology and management and provides an excellent background in general ecology. The educational requirements for certification by The Wildlife Society can be met within the framework of the undergraduate program. The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology is one of five undergraduate degrees within the College of Forestry and Conservation.

Our undergraduate program is built upon (1) our faculty’s outstanding teaching, knowledge, and experience in all aspects of Wildlife Biology, (2) the enthusiasm, commitment, and diversity of the students drawn to the program, and (3) unrivaled access to hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities, which play a central role in our curriculum from freshman year until graduation. Our goal is to exceed even the highest expectations that come with our place as the wildlife biology program at the University of Montana.

UM student chapter of The Wildlife Society 

In Sept., 2014, The Wildlife Society UM Student Chapter took down fence on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Game Range, in partnership with MT Fish Wildlife and Parks and the Backcountry Horsemen of Montana. Over the past three years, wildilfe biology students have removed more than 20 miles of hazardous fencing to improve wildlife habitat.

Contact advisor Jeanne Franz for registration & advising: jeanne.franz@umontana.edu

Choose aquatic or terrestrial option

Join one of our wildlife-focused student clubs!