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Wildlife Biology Transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman

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Wildlife Biology

Wildlife biologists study wild animals and the issues that surround their habitats and conservation. The University of Montana - Missoula’s Wildlife Biology department prepares students to enter fields in wildlife biology as managers, researchers, and  ecologists.  While some employment opportunities exist at the bachelor’s level, many students continue on to graduate studies for more opportunity.  Students at FVCC can take most of The University of Montana’s and other four-year schools’ requirements  for the first two years. There are three options in Wildlife Biology at The University of Montana:  terrestrial, aquatic, and honors. The course of study recommended below is suggested for all three options. The Fish and Wildlife Management option at Montana  State University - Bozeman prepares students for entry-level positions in natural resources management and graduate work. Montana State University’s program emphasizes basic principles of animal ecology with considerable work in related  fields.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman:

First Year Total: 32

Second Year

Second Year Total: 31

Total Credits: 63

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                       Faculty Advisor                
Russ Lamson Christina Relyea, Ph.D. Ruth Wrightsman, Ph.D.
LRC 129 BSS 103 RH 132
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3946 (406) 756-3878

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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