With more than 7,500 wildlife strikes reported a year in the United States alone, aircraft and airport wildlife issues have captured national media attention and illuminated the risk of unmitigated wildlife. Students who have interest in wildlife biology, environmental science, and working in the outdoors should explore this growing, rewarding, and promising career field. 

Bachelor of Science in
Wildlife Science

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science

With more than 7,500 wildlife strikes reported a year in the United States alone, aircraft and airport wildlife issues have captured national media attention and illuminated the risk of unmitigated wildlife. Students who have interest in wildlife biology, environmental science, and working in the outdoors should explore this growing, rewarding, and promising career field.

Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus offers the only undergraduate Environmental Science degree in North America with an aviation and aerospace focus. The aviation and aerospace industry has the greatest need of professionals who are trained to manage the increasingly complex web of problems associated with environmental issues. The Wildlife Science program at Prescott is designed to give graduates the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront the wildlife issue that affect airport and flight safety.

The core curriculum and program requirements in Wildlife Science are designed to give students fundamental science knowledge and demonstrate the ways in which business, economics, and geography integrate with environmental aspects of their future careers.

Wildlife Science students will also gain hands-on experience through the completion of a co-op in the aviation and environmental industry. Students also have the option of completing independent research under faculty guidance in a special area of interest.

The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science degree is housed in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Degree Requirements

The Wildlife Science program requires 120 credits to complete. Students in the program will complete 40 credit hours in biology, eight credit hours in chemistry, and seven credits in Physics. The remaining credit hours will be completed with courses from the general education offerings, including several courses in math and communication.

Suggested Program of Study

Freshman Year
Credits
HU 14X lower level 3
BIO 104 Foundations of Biology I 4
BIO 105 Foundations of Biology II 4
CHM 105 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 106 General Chemistry II 4
COM 122 English Composition 3
MA 220 Quantitative Methods II 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
 Credits Subtotal29
Sophomore Year
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
COM 222 Business Communication 3
or COM 221
Technical Report Writing
BIO 200 Genetics 4
BIO 201 Microbiology 4
BIO 220 Wildlife Management 4
IT 109 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
or CS 118
Fundamentals of Computer Programming
PS 113 Introductory Physics I 3
PS 114 Introductory Physics II 4
SS 110 World History 3
 Credits Subtotal31
Junior Year
BIO 309 Principles of Ecology 3
BIO 312 Plant Identification 3
BIO 315 Ornithology 4
BIO 318 Mammalogy 4
COM 219 Speech 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
SIS 200 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 3
Open Elective 6
 Credits Subtotal29
Senior Year
BA 408 Airport Management 3
BIO 400 Molecular and Cell Biology 4
BIO 403 Wildlife and Airports 3
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
SIS 411 Procedural Laws and Evidence 3
SS 320 Government of the U.S. 3
Designated Electives 9-12
Open Electives 0-3
 Credits Subtotal28-34
 Credits Total 120

Designated Electives

Choose 3 of the following:9-12
BIO 142Intro to Environmental Science3
BIO 240Natural History of the Region4
CHM 200Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 201Organic Chemistry II4
SS 360Environmental Law3
WX 321Atmospheric Environmental Studies3
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