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 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. Acquire skills in wildlife trapping, identification and animal handling. Gain hands-on experience during industry placements at zoos, sanctuaries and wildlife parks. Students can use these placements to establish industry contacts and consolidate their knowledge and skills. For more information, visit Bachelor of Wildlife Science at UQ.


The majority of courses are based at Gatton with some courses available at St Lucia.

Other requirements

Students are exposed to animals and agricultural environments as part of their learning. Immunisation against Q fever is mandatory and students will be required to provide evidence of immunisation upon commencement of the program. Immunisation against tetanus is recommended.

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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Conservation; land management; ecotourism; environmental consulting; vertebrate pest and game management; wildlife sanctuaries and zoos.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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