Degree Program Overview

Minor in Wildlife Ecology

The Bachelor of Science in animal science with minor in wildlife ecology is ideal for students who enjoy being outdoors, consider themselves environmentalists or conservationists, and would like to ensure that wild animals and humans live in harmony in their shared environments.

The wildlife ecology program prepares students to study animals—endangered species, game and non-game species, and wildlife pests—with a special focus on their interaction with humans. Wildlife ecologists are primarily concerned with maintaining these animals in numbers that are in the best interest of society.

Minor in Wildlife Management

The Bachelor of Science in animal science with minor in wildlife management is ideal for students who enjoy the outdoors, interacting with nature, and are interested in the production and management of wildlife.

The wildlife management program prepares students for endangered species, both game and nongame species, as well as natural wildlife, with a special focus on the production and management of these species. Wildlife management minors will have a primary emphasis on the housing, husbandry, behavior, genetics, nutrition, reproduction, animal health, and disease control of native and exotic species.

Student Groups

Students are encouraged to actively participate in professional extracurricular activities. Some of those sponsored by the department include Block and Bridle, Collegiate FFA, Ducks Unlimited, Rodeo Club, and Texas Trophy Hunters.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer I: May 15
  • Summer II: June 15