- W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation
- Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit
- Division of Biological Sciences
Welcome to the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana!
Wildlife Biology is the study of wild animals, their habitats, and their conservation. Our B.S. in Wildlife Biology degree gives you the pre-professional training you need to work in wildlife biology and management. We also give you an excellent background in general ecology.
Our undergraduate program is built upon:
- our faculty’s outstanding teaching, knowledge, and experience in all aspects of Wildlife Biology
- the enthusiasm, commitment, and diversity of the students drawn to the program
- unrivaled access to hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities, which play a central role in our curriculum from freshman year until graduation.
Our program is ranked #1 in N. America among research universities for our faculty research productivity. Wildlife Biology is also a Program of National Distinction at the University of Montana. You'll join more than 360 undergraduate students in our program - about 10% of the UM student body.
Our degree is certified by The Wildlife Society. The B.S. in Wildlife Biology is one of five undergraduate degrees within the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. We offer scholarships to all students, including new, incoming. You can choose our honors option.
Students learn how to estimate wildlife populations by using mark-recapture techniques with dried beans in class.
Students view wildlife during a class field trip to a local private conservation ranch
Students practice radio telemetry on the UM campus
Students measure how much grass seed rodents eat during a lab exercise on Mt. Sentinel