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About the Wildlife Biology Degree Program

On Campus

The Wildlife Biology degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney integrates a deep study of biology with an emphasis in applied vertebrate ecology. Student learning is directed toward understanding the distribution and abundance of species (ecology), with a special emphasis on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians (terrestrial vertebrates).

Research experience is a core component of the Wildlife Biology program, and students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world issues when doing their own independent research their senior year.

As a Wildlife Biology major, you'll complete the educational requirements to eventually become a Certified Wildlife Biologist (five years of on-the-job experience is also required). Certification is an advantage to obtaining a job as a wildlife professional.

For more information contact:

Dr. Keith Geluso
Professor of Biology

Wildlife Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Emphasis


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with a Wildlife Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Wildlife graduates work for.


  • Conservation educator
  • Environmental researcher
  • Wildlife manager
  • Game warden
  • Field biologist
  • Wildlife forensics
  • Wildlife biologist

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