Skip to content
Save Download PDF

Bachelor of Science Major Wildlife Management

Bachelor of Science Major Wildlife Management (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: This major is offered from February 2022 and is subject to final University approval.


  • Preserve and protect our wildlife with hands-on courses in Wildlife Management.
  • Learn to identify, handle and trap wildlife from experts in our team of industry-leading lecturers.
  • Develop field safety, transport and survival skills, how to use trapping equipment, and learn survey techniques to record, analyse and present field data.
  • Gain diverse practical skills during a field trip in your first year, wildlife industry placements, and a third-year research project undertaken in an overseas location (COVID permitting) or within Australia.
  • Combine with a second major in Animal Science, Biology, or Environment and Sustainability, and be skilled to work in pest management, national parks, biosecurity, or zoo keeping.

Further study

Graduates can choose to undertake further study in Wildlife Management through the Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Master of Science.

This major is offered from February 2022 and is subject to final University approval.

Career outcomes

  • Career opportunities in wildlife management are growing in Australia and internationally as climate change impacts wildlife conservation.
  • Manage wildlife in a sanctuary or zoo, or as a protected area ranger. Manage wildlife as game or as pest species (both native and introduced species) to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, such as relocating pest animals or birds striking aircraft.
  • Graduates can find work as a biosecurity officer, ranger, zookeeper, fauna spotter catcher, pest control officer, ecotourism guide, conservation officer, vertebrate pest manager, wildlife ecologist, wildlife scientist, and game management officer.

Entry requirements

Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Additional requirements for placements

Each student will undertake and satisfactorily complete 105 hours of practical experience. Students undertaking industry placement are responsible for their own transport to and from their placements. Mandatory documents required prior to commencing industry placement:

  • Resume
  • USQ Student Declaration
  • USQ Placement Request Form
  • Vaccinations for Q fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis B

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x Wildlife Management 8-unit major 8
1 x second 8-unit major plus 4 x approved courses
or 12 x approved courses
Total 24

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study mode Cost
External/Online AUD 36320

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.


At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

USQ staff member and international student smiling at the camera.

Got questions?


Begin your study journey today with Australia's #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020

Find out more