Bachelor of Science in
Wildlife Science

The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus is a one-of-a-kind program focused on wildlife management, behavior, ecology, population studies and how they affect the aviation world and our urban environment.  Students will learn all that is required to become an accredited wildlife biologist through The Wildlife Society, and will have the foundation necessary to continue their studies in a graduate program or in veterinary school.

Pursuing a B.S. in Wildlife Science at ERAU means a student will be enrolled in the only undergraduate wildlife degree program in North America with a focus on the aviation environment.

Wildlife Science students will be able to work with the national database and website for the FAA dedicated to the areas of wildlife mitigation, bird strikes, and their effects on airports and airline safety. Students enrolled in this program will be part of a team of experts that has had and will continue to have an impact in wildlife science.

Gain a solid foundation in science through courses in biology, chemistry, and physics — all of which have accompanying hands-on lab components. As part of the ERAU family, students are encouraged to participate in internships and co-operative learning experiences that will bring value to resumes and connect students to potential employers.

The Wildlife Science program at ERAU is designed to give graduates the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront wildlife issues that affect natural resources and human-wildlife conflicts at airports which affects flight safety.

With hands-on fieldwork opportunities, graduates from the program are sought after by reputable agencies, transportation departments, airports, airplane manufacturers, and entities dedicated to wildlife research.


About Wildlife Science at the Prescott, AZ Campus

With more than 13,000 wildlife strikes reported per year in the U.S. alone, aircraft and airport wildlife issues have captured national media attention and illuminated the risk of unmitigated wildlife.

Students who have interests in wildlife biology, natural resources, and working in the outdoors should explore this growing, rewarding, and promising career field.

Housed in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wildlife Science program at ERAU’s Prescott Campus provides graduates with the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront the wildlife issues.

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 gain hands-on experience through the completion of a co-op in the wildlife biology, airport and/or environmental industry. Students also have the option of completing independent research under faculty guidance in a special area of interest.

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Degree Summary

120 Credits

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