The Wildlife & Fisheries Biology program provides:
Increased interest in conservation of natural resources and the environment and demand for seafood products and farm-raised fish has resulted in these areas becoming increasingly technical and requiring highly qualified wildlife and fisheries biologists.Greatest demands for graduates are in the areas of management, research, survey and regulatory positions with state and federal agencies; industrial research and quality control laboratories; conservation, recreational, and other public service agencies; private enterprises and fish farms.
The undergraduate curriculum provides a solid foundation for many career opportunities in the sciences. The curriculum is strong in basic and applied sciences, communication skills and the social sciences.
Twenty-seven credit hours may be selected from emphasis areas and elective course offerings.
In addition, six semester credits are available for field training with appropriate natural resource agencies. Students can satisfy coursework requirements for professional certification by The Wildlife Society and/or the American Fisheries Society