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Fisheries and Wildlife

On an overcast summer day, students pursuing a fisheries and wildlife degree stand around a cooler and examine a fish.

Interested in a fisheries and wildlife degree? 

Wild populations cannot be managed without an understanding of how ecological, human, social, economic, political and behavioral considerations interact in the natural world. Fisheries and wildlife students learn about the interactions between and among the natural and social sciences. 

Students pursuing a fisheries and wildlife degree choose one of the following concentrations: 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College



Graduates with a fisheries and wildlife degree have a strong base in the foundational and applied sciences of natural resource management, as well as an understanding of the cultural, recreational and economic values of biological resources. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network
  • Government agencies
  • Leslie Science & Nature Center

Alumni work as: 

  • Geographic information system analysts
  • Invasive species technicians/crew leaders
  • Laboratory assistants
  • Urban outreach guides
  • Stream technician educators
  • Wildlife assistants
  • Researchers

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