Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

While studying Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, you will gain a broad scientific background emphasizing biological and environmental sciences needed for careers in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology and other natural resource and environmental professions. Learn about the care and management of fish or aquatic resources, wildlife and their habitats, and maintenance of biodiversity.


Conservation Biology: This track focuses on the conservation of land or water creatures and their habitats. You’ll learn about various environmental issues and the human dimensions of conservation. Careers usually involve the protection of endangered species or the management of biodiversity.

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: This track focuses on fisheries and aquatic resources, including their science and management. Topics include fisheries management, fish ecology and systematics, marine biology, and aquatic environmental assessment. This track gives you the option of becoming a Certified Fisheries Professional.

Wildlife: This track focuses on wildlife science, management, and administration. Topics include wildlife biology, terrestrial habitat ecology, environmental assessment, and wildlife management. This track gives you the option of becoming a Certified Wildlife Biologist.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine can also be added: In addition to one of the tracks above, students in this major can formally pursue a pre-vet emphasis. This requires additional biology and chemistry courses.


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