In-Person Classes Start August 26th, 2024

In-Person Classes Start August 26th, 2024

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Management

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Management

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Management

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Management

Bachelor of Science

Earn a Wildlife and Fisheries Degree with a Focus on Conservation

For someone looking for an engaging career as a fisheries biologist, conservation planner, field biologist, wildlife technician, habitat restoration specialist, or a research scientist, this program provides the skills and knowledge to prepare you for these paths. The in-person bachelor's degree program in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Management presents an immersive journey into the heart of conservation, providing students with a robust curriculum designed to arm them with the essential tools for thriving careers. Through engaging coursework spanning wildlife and fisheries ecology, conservation biology, habitat and population assessment, GIS applications, statistical analysis, and natural resource law and policy, students are primed for success in the dynamic realm of conservation management. The pinnacle of the program lies in its hands-on internship, offering invaluable real-world experience that solidifies classroom learning and propels graduates into fulfilling and impactful careers in safeguarding our natural world.

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Management Highlights

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Personalized Attention

Receive personalized training from committed, expert faculty.
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Field Experience

Gain frequent field experience in forests, lakes, and the ocean.
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Flexible Learning Options

Work with dedicated instructors on-location or online.
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Research

Numerous opportunities: creating a senior thesis project; working with faculty on undergraduate research; presenting at conferences.
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Career Connection

Connect with state and local biologists to work on regional environmental issues.

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What Students Study

Many courses in the Wildlife Fisheries and Conservation Management degree program integrate other disciplines for cross-study purposes, helping you to consider solutions to human-natural systems in your coursework. As a student in our program, you will gain the fine-tuned skills and knowledge to become an experienced environmental problem-solver.

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses, the program includes a full range of wildlife courses such as the ecological and biological principles that underpin the disciplines of wildlife and fisheries management. In addition, all wildlife and fisheries majors will have experiential learning in the techniques and practices of wildlife and fisheries management and will be familiar with the concepts that underlie manipulations of wild populations and their environment to maintain these sustainable resources.

Graduates of these programs are qualified for entry into the wildlife and fisheries professions as field biologists or technicians.

Many courses have an outdoor lab component in which you’ll learn in various nearby natural settings and then continue the learning process in the lab using modern equipment and technology.

Sample Course Offerings within the Major:

Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Graduates of the B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management program are qualified to pursue careers as wildlife biologists and technicians. They may also qualify for jobs that call for fish and game management degrees or related credentials. They are, however, encouraged to pursue further education in graduate degree programs to enhance their ability to succeed in the highly competitive field of wildlife research.

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Career Outcomes
Wildlife/ Fisheries Biologist

$62,000 – Average yearly salary
+5% – 10-year projected job growth

Field Technician

$46,000 – Average yearly salary
+9% – 10-year projected job growth

Plant and Wildlife Survey Technician

$62,000 – Average yearly salary
+3% – 10-year projected job growth

GIS Technician

$65,000 – Average yearly salary
+15% – 10-year projected job growth

Fisheries Manager/ Technician

$42,000 – Average yearly salary
+20% – 10-year projected job growth

Source: Burning Glass Technologies. Labor Insight™ –  Accessed May 4, 2020.

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Few wildlife biology schools offer the flexibility of our Hybrid Learning program, along with the comprehensive education you can expect from America’s Environmental College. Whether you’re still researching wildlife and fisheries biology degree programs or ready to apply to ours, we’re here to help. Contact us to learn more about the wildlife and fisheries degree, college experience, or Hybrid Learning at Unity.

What Students Study

Many courses in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology degree program integrate other disciplines for cross-study purposes, helping you to consider solutions to human-natural systems in your coursework. As a student in our program, you will gain the fine-tuned skills and knowledge to become an experienced environmental problem-solver. In addition to liberal arts foundation courses, the program includes a full range of wildlife courses such as the ecological and biological principles that underpin the disciplines of wildlife and fisheries management. In addition, all wildlife and fisheries majors will have experiential learning in the techniques and practices of wildlife and fisheries management and will be familiar with the concepts that underlie manipulations of wild populations and their environment to maintain these sustainable resources. Graduates of these programs are qualified for entry into the wildlife and fisheries professions as field biologists or technicians. Many courses have an outdoor lab component in which you’ll learn in various nearby natural settings and then continue the learning process in the lab using modern equipment and technology.

Examples of courses in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program:

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