B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Conserving fisheries and wildlife

Flexible and affordable, the B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology offers students a new way to earn a degree from America’s Environmental College. Students can choose where and how to learn according to individual preferences and ultimate career goals.

B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

The Wildlife and Fisheries Biology degree at Unity College immerses students into the depths of wildlife science.

With heavy emphasis on rigorous studies at all levels of resource management, and taught by nationally recognized professors, our program prepares students to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Hybrid Learning Highlights

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.

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How Students Attend Classes

Students enrolled in the Hybrid Learning programs have the flexibility to design their own academic experiences in ways that best fit with their learning preferences, lifestyle, and career aspirations. Learners can enroll in online courses while roaming the world or dedicate their time to immersive and tactile learning in our residential communities, or anything in between.

  • As a Hybrid student, students choose – in-person, online, or both simultaneously.
  • From the moment they enroll, students are assigned a specialized Hybrid Learning Coach to provide them with individualized attention as they make their choices and blaze their learning path. A Hybrid Learning Coach will stay with them throughout their learning experience regardless of the modality or pace of their path.
  • As long as a student is enrolled in three credits during a term, they are considered full time.
  • Students can register for up to three terms at a time.
  • We also offer housing and dining options to fit their schedule.

Here are some examples of the learning pathways available within our majors. Most terms are five weeks long.

Six Credits, In-Person

 Mon. - Thurs.
BI 201 Biology and Identification of Wildlife Plants (3 cr. WFB Core)8:30 – 11:30 AM
WF 320 Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques (3 cr. WFB Core)12:30 – 3:30 PM

Six Credits, In-Person and Online

 Mon. - Thurs.
BI 201 Biology and Identification of Wildlife Plants (3 cr. WFB Core)8:30 – 11:30 AM
EVPC 101 Professional Skills (3 cr. General Education Core)Online through Unity College Distance Education

Six Credits, Online

 Mon. - Thurs.
EVPC 101 Professional Skills (3 cr. General Education Core)Online through Unity College Distance Education
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr. General Education Core)Online through Unity College Distance Education

Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Graduates of the Wildlife and Fisheries Management program are qualified to pursue careers as wildlife biologists and technicians. They are, however, encouraged to pursue further education in graduate degree programs to enhance their ability to be successful in the highly competitive field of wildlife research.

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Career Outcomes

$62,000 - Average yearly salary
+5% - 10-year projected job growth
$46,000 - Average yearly salary
+9% - 10-year projected job growth
$62,000 - Average yearly salary
+3% - 10-year projected job growth
$65,000 - Average yearly salary
+15% - 10-year projected job growth
$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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Advantages of Hybrid Learning

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