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Fisheries and Wildlife Management Major

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 must specialize in one of three tracks: fisheries, wildlife, or enforcement. Completion of either the fisheries or wildlife tracks will result in meeting the academic requirements for professional certification in either fisheries (American Fisheries Society) or wildlife (The Wildlife Society). Students in the enforcement track will be assigned a secondary advisor in the Criminal Justice department.

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
  • General Education

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).