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Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program offered by University of Vermont focuses on the biology, ecology, management, and conservation of animal populations that range from species common enough to be hunted/fished to species that are endangered. 


Courses in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program offered by University of Vermont emphasize applied ecology and techniques for bringing populations into balance, and provide hands-on experience in labs and field trips. The four-year curriculum provides an excellent background for many wildlife and fisheries-related positions.

Research and Beyond the Classroom 

The curriculum includes summer field courses in ornithology and habitat and population measurements as well as extensive laboratory and field work during the regular academic year. Fisheries students participate in field labs on Lake Champlain while on board the School's research vessel, the Melosira. Students can opt to take a Spring Break travel field course in Florida or Texas, among other travel courses throughout the year.

The student-led Wildlife and Fisheries Society offers educational and social activities. Students participate in field trips, assist state biologists with deer check stations, fish marking, habitat restoration, and faunal surveys, and engage in professional meetings and workshops.


  • Wildlife and fisheries management (state and federal agencies)
  • Wildlife and fisheries conservation (nonprofit organizations)
  • Wildlife and fisheries research (academic institutions)
  • Game warden/law enforcement (state and federal government)
  • Environmental consulting (private sector and nonprofits)
  • Animal care specialist (zoos and aquariums)
  • Conservation entrepreneur (local, national, and international)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ornithology
  • Field Ornithology
  • Fisheries Biology and Techniques
  • Principles of Wildlife Management
  • Conservation Biology
  • Fisheries Management
  • Wildlife Behavior
  • Terrestrial Wildlife

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1674 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    664 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 664 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
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