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Wildlife & Fisheries Resources

Students holding birds Receiving a solid background in biology, ecology and natural resource management, students are fully trained in both wildlife and fisheries fields. Students completing the program meet the requirements for professional certification as either a wildlife biologist or fisheries biologist.

Fast Facts

Professional certification

Our curriculum is designed to meet professional certification requirements by the Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society.

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You can specialize in Wildlife Science or Fisheries Science. Can’t decide? Specialize in both.

High Research productivity

In a study conducted by Purdue University, our faculty ranked #9 nationally in research productivity.



  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Aquaculture Specialist
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Wildlife Damage Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Natural Resources Police Officer

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
WMAN 150 – Principles of Conservation Ecology
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
Select ONE:
BIOL 102 and 104 – General Biology
BIOL 117 – Introductory Physiology
WMAN 100 – Tradition of Hunting
WMAN 175 – Introduction of Wildlife and Fisheries
Area of Emphasis Course
Select ONE:
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
BIOL 115 – Principles of Biology
WMAN 205 (Summer) – Wildlife-Fisheries Camp
Select ONE:
MATH 126A – College Algebra (5-Day)
MATH 126B – College Algebra (4-Day)
MATH 126C – College Algebra (3-Day)

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see course catalog.