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Wildlife Ecology and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
USU is the only university in the state with a college devoted to the study of natural resources, and in the wildlife science major students have the opportunity to study with nationally renowned faculty and gain hands-on field work and research experience.
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Overview

Wildlife science includes the analysis, management, conservation, and restoration of forests, rangeland ecosystems, and their associated wildlife populations. The wildlife science major at USU emphasizes the ecology, behavior, conservation, and management of wildlife populations and communities in terrestrial ecosystems.

Students study biology, ecology, chemistry, math, plant and animal ecology, rangeland ecosystems, and how to measure and manage vegetation. The department also promotes a particular focus on current issues and concerns in natural resources, such as climate change, endangered species, restoration of sagebrush steppe systems and other landscapes, and human-wildlife conflict.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Natural Resources Professional Orientation
  • Wildland Resource Techniques
  • Management Aspects of Wildlife Behavior
  • Wildland Plants and Ecosystems
  • Plant and Animal Populations
  • Forest Plants: Identification, Biology, and Function
  • Range Plant Taxonomy and Function
  • Vegetation and Habitat Management
  • Principles of Wildlife Management
  • Conservation Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • High school transcript or GED
  • Official ACT or SAT scores - may be waived for applicants 25 and older
  • Concurrent enrollment transcripts
  • Official transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university. English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages and must be in the sealed envelope from the school.
  • Demonstrated English Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support (Affidavit of Financial Support & Bank Statement Copy)
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10803 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10211 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3171 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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