Fisheries and Wildlife (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduate major focuses on interactions between humans and the natural world.

The program of study includes course work in the life sciences, social sciences, and field, lab and analytic techniques; it also includes an experiential learning component, such as study abroad and/or professional internships. Our students value the relatively small class sizes and dedicated faculty instructors. This program prepares students with interests in the life sciences, social sciences, and environmental policy for rewarding careers in fisheries, wildlife, or water quality management, conservation biology, animal health, and applied ecology. Our graduates most typically find employment with state and federal natural resource agencies, non-profit environmental organizations, private companies and consulting firms, as well as universities and colleges. 

Fisheries and wildlife undergraduates pursue their particular interests through completion of one of six concentrations, each of which delves more deeply into particular sub-components of this broad field. 

Students who complete the requirements for the Fisheries and Wildlife major and choose elective courses appropriately can also satisfy requirements for certification by the American Fisheries Society as an Associate Fisheries Scientist, the Wildlife Society as an Associate Wildlife Biologist, or the Society of Wetland Scientists as a Wetland Professional-in-training.

Program Requirements for the B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife