Living Labs

Montana's small population and undisturbed landscapes make it one of the best places in the world to see and study wildlife. The Wildlife Biology Program is among the top-ranked wildlife programs in the world based on the accomplishments of its faculty and students. Students can earn a B.S. or M.S. in Wildlife Biology or a Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Biology. Our focus on biology, ecology, conservation, quantitative analyses and critical thinking will make you a leader in bringing science to the dynamic management of fish and wildlife populations and their habitat.

# 1

wildlife biology program in North America based on research productivity (according to Academic Analytics, 2016)


oldest wildlife biology program in the country, founded in 1936.


peer-reviewed scientific publications published by faculty and students over the past three years


Video: Study Wildlife Conservation at UM

University of Montana students are part of something bigger than themselves. Chris Hansen, our Boone and Crockett fellow in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, is doing research to keep the wild places wild.