Conserving fisheries and wildlife

The Wildlife and Fisheries Management degree integrates quantitative skills with social sciences and communications, developing student ethics and dispositions to become professional leaders for wildlife and fisheries conservation.

B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management

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

With heavy emphasis on experiential and outdoor learning, rigorous studies at all levels of resource management, and small lab sections taught by nationally recognized professors, our program will prepare you to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Wildlife and Fisheries Degree Program Highlights

What You Will Study

Many courses in the Wildlife and Fisheries Management 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 from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, 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.

Students then choose between the concentrated studies in their chosen management discipline: wildlife or fisheries. Graduates of these programs are qualified for entry into the wildlife and fisheries professions as field biologists or technicians. The fisheries concentration allows graduates additional opportunity with cultured food and industrial products as algae, shellfish, crustaceans, and finfish.

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.

Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Management

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.

Students wishing to pursue graduate studies should also consider completing the Graduate School Core for Biological Sciences in addition to their Wildlife and Fisheries Management curriculum.

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