Bachelor of Wildlife Science
The University of Queensland - Gatton

Course outline

Prepare for a career in global conservation and wildlife management. Study native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, biodiversity and human-wildlife interactions. Build your scientific knowledge in animal biology, wildlife anatomy and physiology, reproductive biology, breeding and genetics, nutrition, and health. Learn to manage wild animals and to deliver and assess management programs for captive and free roaming wildlife with leading wildlife scientists and biologists. You’ll acquire in wildlife trapping, identification and animal handling. Gain hands-on experience during industry placements at zoos, sanctuaries and wildlife parks. Use these placements to establish industry contacts and consolidate your knowledge and skills. For more information, visit Bachelor of Wildlife Science at UQ.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

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Career opportunities

Find employment in research, managerial and educator roles, in the agriculture sector (such as educating farmers about ways to reduce the impact of predators on livestock), in tourism managing animal welfare and research programs, or for government departments researching and managing feral animals. You may work in conservation, land management and ecotourism, environmental consultancies, vertebrate pest and game management, wildlife science, government agencies, and wildlife sanctuaries and zoos.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$4840 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD