Why study the Bachelor of Wildlife Science

Wildlife Science at UQ Gatton focuses on whole animal biology and the management of wild animals, including their ecology and conservation. As a wildlife scientist you will study native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural or man-made environments, their biodiversity, and the emerging issues associated with human-wildlife interactions.

Students will gain the ability to implement and evaluate wildlife management programs for captive and free-ranging wildlife. In this degree you will develop a deep scientific knowledge of wildlife anatomy and physiology, captive breeding, reproduction, nutrition, health, husbandry, ecology, welfare and behaviour. With excellent wildlife trapping, identification and animal handling skills, you will be able to make a major contribution to the wildlife, game and vertebrate pest management industries in Australia.

Summary

  • Program code
    2388
  • 787209
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Wildlife Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Wildlife Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Wildlife Science:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Wildlife Science have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Courses and Programs

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