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Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences (B.S.)

Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life.

The Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences curriculum prepares undergraduate students for exciting careers in wildlife and fisheries conservation and management. Courses focus on organisms, natural populations and communities, their habitats, and human users. What makes our graduates stand out from their peers is the experience they gain during the degree program that provides additional skills, including teamwork, leadership, ethics, technology, global competence, critical thinking, and problem solving - skills highly desired by employers. Many undergraduates continue their education by seeking advanced degrees. Students enrolled in the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences degree have the option to be certified by The Wildlife Society or the American Fisheries Society.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a deep appreciation for fish and wildlife populations.
  • Like to be a steward of natural resources.
  • Interested in studying science.
  • Enjoy spending time outdoors.
  • Find research or teaching fulfilling.

Career Opportunities

  • State and Federal Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Natural Resource Consultant
  • Park Naturalist
  • Research Scientist

Recent Employers

  • State and Muncipal Departments of Natural Resources
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Private Land and Water Management Companies

Internship Opportunities

  • State and Muncipal Departments of Natural Resources
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Private Land and Water Management Companies

Suggested Minors

  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Botany
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Statistics
  • Journalism

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.