Majors


All students completing undergraduate degree requirements receive a Bachelor of Science in Fish and Wildlife Conservation with a major in Fish Conservation or Wildlife Conservation. 


FISH CONSERVATION

The  Fish Conservation Major is for students interested in research and management of aquatic animals and ecosystems, including shellfish, endangered species, sport fish, and aquaculture systems.  Most graduates work for state or federal conservation agencies, environmental consulting firms, or public utilities. Options are offered for both freshwater fisheries conservation and marine fisheries conservation. Because many jobs in this field require a master’s degree, the program emphasizes preparation for graduate school.


WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

The Wildlife Conservation Major is for students interested in research, management and conservation of terrestrial species and their habitats, including game  and non-game birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Most graduates work for state or federal conservation agencies, environmental consulting firms, or private land management companies. Because many jobs in this field require a master’s degree, the program emphasizes preparation for graduate school.


THE CURRICULUM

The comprehensive curriculum covers the principles and practices of individual disciplines, along with advanced skills in communications and data analysis. Faculty specialties include endangered species management, stream ecology and management, conservation genetics, reservoir ecology, recirculating aquaculture systems, wildlife physiology and ecotoxicology, habitat analysis and management, geographic information systems, human dimensions and natural resources policy and administration.

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