F&W Graduate Program Description

The graduate programs in fisheries and wildlife are designed to prepare you for a professional career with state and federal agencies, private conservation organizations, consulting firms or academic institutions.

If you're contemplating graduate work in fisheries and wildlife, you should have a good background in the biological and physical sciences, including biology or botany, zoology, ecology, physiology and genetics. In addition, such taxonomic courses as plant taxonomy, invertebrate zoology, ichthyology, ornithology and mammalogy are highly desirable, as is a background in chemistry, mathematics and physics.

A background of 25 to 30 hours in biological sciences courses is desirable. Major deficiencies in the area will be remedied during the graduate program.

FW Graduate Program

Background in resource management helps distinguish our program from basic biology; therefore, course work in fisheries or wildlife management, environmental science, resource policy or other applied ecology field is desirable.