Digital Learning for Real Life

American Public University & The Wildlife Society are working together to help you reach your professional goals.

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Nurture Your Desire to Achieve

The Wildlife Society

Learning is a journey that leads to a vast world of opportunity—to gain knowledge and build skills—enabling you to contribute at a deeper level to your profession. Start your learning adventure by pursuing a degree or certificate from American Public University (APU).

Through an exclusive relationship with The Wildlife Society, members enjoy the convenience of quality learning through online courses, plus a partner rate that further reduces APU's affordable tuition.

APU offers 200+ degree and certificate programs, featuring monthly program starts—ideal for working professionals seeking work/life balance. Your learning will be enriched by faculty who bring real-world expertise from positions involving environmental protection, fish and wildlife services, and conservation.

Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

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Save Time

Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits, and master’s degree students up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, professional training, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

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Value for the Long Term

Our University System ranks in the top 11% for a return on investment.

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Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students, and master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

Affordable Tuition

Your tuition will be $350/credit hour for undergraduate courses and $455/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.


We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Preferred Military Rate-eligible master’s-level students.

Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Career-Relevant Education for Wildlife Professionals

Explore some programs that have been most popular with members of The Wildlife Society. Also, APU's BS in Environmental Science with a Fish and Wildlife concentration offers academic credits that may qualify toward the Associate Wildlife Biologist (AWB) certification.

Interested in something else? Use our program finder to search others from our 200+ online degrees and certificates and identify the best fit for you.

200+ Programs—Find the Best Fit for You

Use our program finder to search all of our online degrees and certificates—from the associate to the doctoral level.

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Classes begin July 1.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.