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Fisheries and Wildlife

The Fisheries and Wildlife major provides a broad science background. It emphasizes biological and environmental sciences, and other coursework needed for careers in fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology, and other natural resource and environmental fields.

Areas of Specialization

This major offers 3 specializations, listed below. All Fisheries and Wildlife majors are required to complete the same core curriculum, then complete additional courses within their area of specialization.

Students who graduate with a Fisheries and Wildlife major are prepared to research, plan, and implement the management, protection, and enhancement of fisheries and aquatic resources, wildlife resources, and biological diversity. Graduates find employment as fisheries and wildlife scientists and managers, naturalists, zoo biologists, environmental biologists, environmental educators, and other natural resource professionals.

The Fisheries and Wildlife major also provides the fundamental science background needed to enter graduate programs in biological and natural resource sciences, or professional programs in veterinary medicine, environmental law, or environmental education.

For more information, see the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology website, or use the contact information to the right.


Academic Planning

Curriculum and specializations overview from the FWCB department

University Catalog (current requirements for this major)

Minor in Fisheries & Wildlife


Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (FWCB)

Career Info

Involvement Opportunities

Contact Us

Academic Advisor
See CFANS Advisors list.

Major Coordinator
See CFANS Major Coordinators list.