Degree or Program Details


Fisheries and Wildlife Management

This program is designed to train students in both theoretical and applied aspects of fisheries and wildlife management. This major is appropriate for those interested in natural resources management careers in state, federal or tribal agencies, non-profit organizations, industry or academia. Students may specialize in either fisheries or wildlife and completion of the major will result in meeting the academic requirements for professional certification in either fisheries (American Fisheries Society) or wildlife (The Wildlife Society).

A 2.00 grade point average is required for all biology courses taken in the department. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department’s academic programs committee. 

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Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Major 61
Required Courses 41
Physical Science Cluster 8
Must include courses with two different prefixes. 8
GC 202 Soils (4 cr.)
Communication Cluster 4
Choose one course from the following: 4
Human Dimensions Cluster 8
Choose two courses from the following: 8

Other Required Courses 14

All students must complete the Wildlife or Fisheries Track 24

Wildlife Track 24
Required course for wildlife track 4
Wildlife Biology Cluster 6
Choose six credits from the following: 6
Zoology Cluster 5
Choose five credits from the following: 5
BI 499 Internship (1-6 cr.) (with wildlife)
Botany Cluster 9
Choose nine credits from the following: 9

Fisheries Track 24
Required Aquatic Biology Courses 16
Biology Cluster 8
Choose eight credits from the following: 8
BI 499 Internship (1-6 cr.) (with fisheries)

Track must be declared before a degree evaluation can be performed.

This major does not require a minor.

 **Transfer students may satisfy this requirement with a minimum of 4 semester hours

**Indicates courses that are recommended for students who will pursue graduate study in the sciences.

Note: All courses to be used for American Fisheries Society certification must be passed with a grade of  “C” or better. This is not required for attainment of the degree and normal Biology Department standards apply (see bulletin).