University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Wildlife Biology - Terrestrial

Bachelor of Science - Wildlife Biology; Terrestrial Concentration

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Major Required Courses37-39
Major Required Courses - Terrestrial Concentration19
Outside Major Required Courses20-21
Total Hours76-79

Degree Specific Credits: 76-79

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Major Required Courses

Note: WILD 398 fulfills the Wildlife Biology Experiential Learning requirement. Alternatives are possible. See the Wildlife Biology Advisor in the Forestry Building, room 204.

Complete all of the following courses:
BIOB 160NPrinciples of Living Systems3
BIOB 161NPrinciples of Living Systems Lab1
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOB 272Genetics and Evolution4
BIOE 370General Ecology3
BIOE 371General Ecology Lab (equivalent to 271)2
BIOO 320General Botany3-5
or BIOO 335 Rocky Mountain Flora
WILD 180Careers in Wildlife Biology2
WILD 274Human Dimensions of Wildlife3
WILD 346Wildlife Physiological Ecology3
WILD 398Internship2
WILD 410Wildlife Policy & Biopolitics3
or NRSM 422 Natural Resource Policy and Administration
WILD 480The Upshot--Applied Wildlife Management3
or BIOB 480 Conservation Genetics
or BIOM 460 Ecology of Infectious Diseases
or NRSM 379 Collaborations in Natural Resource Decisions
or PTRM 300 Recreation Behavior
WILD 494Senior Wildlife Seminar1
Total Hours37-39

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Major Required Courses - Terrestrial Concentration

Complete all of the following courses:
NRSM 360Rangeland Management3
or FORS 347 Multiple Resource Silviculture
WILD 370Wildlife Habitat Conservation & Management4
WILD 470Conservation of Wildlife Populations4
Complete two of the following courses:8
Biology and Management of Fishes
Total Hours19

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Outside Major Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry4
CHMY 123Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry4
CHMY 124Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab2
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics3-4
or WILD 240 Intro to Biostatistics
Total Hours20-21

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Complete any three of the courses from the following lists:
The following courses are required in the Terrestrial Concentration:
Conservation of Wildlife Populations
And two of the following three:
Biology and Management of Fishes
The following courses are additional options that can also be used to fulfill the Advanced College Writing requirement:
Phylogenics and Evolution
Field Ecology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Behavior & Evolution Discussion
Freshwater Ecology
General Botany
Plant Physiology Lab
Forest Ecology
Timber Harvesting & Roads
Practice of Silviculture
Forest Stand Management
Climate and Society
Ecosystem Science and Restoration Capstone
Climate Change Ethics and Policy
Collaborations in Natural Resource Decisions
Ethics and Sustainability
Rangeland Ecology
Environment & Development
Ecosystem Science and Restoration Practicum
Recreation Behavior
Tourism & Sustainability
Wilderness & Protected Area Management
Advanced Fisheries
Wildlife Policy & Biopolitics

Minimum Required Grade: C-