In Vermont State’s Wildlife & Forest Conservation Bachelor of Science program, you can explore your passion for the conservation of forested landscapes, wildlife, and critical habitats while developing field and analytical skills within the backdrop of the built-in conservation culture of the Green Mountain State of Vermont.
A step outside of your classroom takes you into the forests and streams that provide ample active learning and exploring opportunities. A B.S. in Wildlife and Forest Conservation — founded on coursework in biology, ecology, land management, and public policy — prepares you for conservation jobs and careers with government agencies, environmental non-profit organizations, or research institutions. With a wildlife conservation degree, you will graduate prepared for a variety of conservation jobs and ready to analyze and manage natural systems for long-term resilience.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Wildlife & Forest Conservation
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Wildlife & Forest Conservation at Vermont State?
Financial Stability: Do what you love to do and earn a decent living with a degree in forestry and wildlife conservation that prepares you for a wide range of positions in government, industry, and the nonprofit sector. The average salary for conservation scientists is $63,750, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Small Class Sizes: With our intimate classes taught by expert faculty, you’ll have the opportunity to be a leader in the classroom, get to know your peers, and benefit from personalized attention from your professors.
What You’ll Learn Vermont State’s program will prepare you for a diversity of environmental conservation jobs and give you a solutions-focused mindset to make an impact in your field after you graduate.
Hands-on field and quantitative skills: You will identify important forest species, learn the value of reading a landscape and how to map it, and collect and analyze data in ongoing research projects.
Broad knowledge through interdisciplinary courses: Your classes will strengthen your critical-thinking and writing skills and provide a well-rounded perspective on conservation and related environmental issues.
Problem-solving at the human-nature interface: We’llchallenge you to find outside-the-box solutions to today’s — and tomorrow’s — conservation challenges.
Outside the Classroom, in the Community You will make connections through a diverse network of local organizations dedicated to land stewardship and conservation. And with our travel courses, you can broaden your experiences and skills outside of Vermont and the U.S.
Through internships, career coaching, independent research projects with faculty, and invited guest speakers, you’ll grow your network of professional contacts to start your career.
The Perfect Landscape Vermont’s diverse natural landscapes provide great access to a variety of ecosystems. Students have taken advantage of many in-the-field learning opportunities, including tree-planting and invasive species removal restoration projects with watershed and land trust organizations, field trips led by experts from the State of Vermont, and land management partnerships with private landowners.