Wildlife and Fisheries Science

If you're interested in a career that combines indoor and outdoor activities in the management of game or non-game wildlife or fish species, Wildlife and Fisheries Science might be a good fit for you.

This major provides an integrated program of study for undergraduate students interested primarily in conservation and management of wildlife and fish species and their environments.

Why major in Wildlife and Fisheries Science?

You may choose this major if you want to:

  • manage wildlife and fish species
  • learn more about human impacts on fish, wildlife, and their habitats
  • have a career that combines indoor and outdoor activities

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Government
  • Natural resources management
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Wildlife habitat research
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Zoo management

Learn More

Visit the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.

Contact Information

Ellen A. Rom
  • Instructor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Relations
Phone: 814-863-0362