Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major

The Wildlife and Fisheries Science degree program provides an integrated program of study for students interested primarily in conservation and management of wildlife and fish species and their environments.


The mission of the Wildlife and Fisheries Science program is to:

  • Provide a challenging and comprehensive curriculum in concepts, principles, and techniques of wildlife and fisheries science and natural resource conservation and management
  • Educate future wildlife and fisheries professionals
  • Increase the awareness of students from all disciplines of the importance of wise stewardship of wildlife, fisheries, and other natural resources


Two options are available for students:

Additional Information

This major is designed to provide a broad background in quantification, the humanities, the physical and biological sciences, and natural resource management. Graduates may pursue graduate-level education in wildlife and fisheries science or careers in management, research, or information and education.

Flexibility in course selection permits students to plan their programs in keeping with their specific interests, goals, and plans for the future. Students may fulfill the requirements established by The Wildlife Society for certification as a wildlife professional and the requirements established by the federal Office of Personnel Management for employment in wildlife biology. The program provides a firm base for graduate study.