Program Fact Sheet
Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
Protect Wildlife & Lead Conservation Efforts
The Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences offers world-class training in processes and strategies for the management and conservation of fish, wildlife, and marine species and their habitats. Students in our degree program learn to think critically and evaluate problems concerning fundamental ecological principles using basic and applied science.
Alexandra Avila

Faces of AgSci

I want to help conserve fisheries for upcoming generations while maintaining our ocean’s ecosystems at healthy levels. Alexandra M. Avila, Nancy Foster Scholar (NOAA, ONMS)

College of Agricultural Sciences

 
  2,396 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
 
  1143 |  
Number of undergraduate
students in this major
 
  $500K |  
In scholarships for
AgSci students
 
  $90M |  
In funding for AgSci
research each year

Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences Degree Options

  • BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (Corvallis and Ecampus)
  • Minor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (Corvallis and Ecampus)
  • Minor in Marine Conservation and Management (Corvallis, Ecampus, Hatfield)

Degrees that Pay. Careers that Matter.

Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or ecological sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.

Examples of career paths with a degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences include:

  • Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist,
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Animal Keeper or Trainer
  • Naturalist or Outdoor Educator
  • Research Biologist or Ecologist

Individualized Advising

Advisors help students develop their course of study. They are the students’ link to scholarships and campus resources, advise on matters of professional development, and point students toward experiential learning and leadership opportunities that will help them be successful in their agricultural or business careers after graduation. For advising, contact fw.advising@oregonstate.edu

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B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife Example 4-Year Plan | 2020-2021

  FALL   WINTER   SPRING   OPPORTUNITIES
First Year CH 121 Gen Chem 5 CH 122 Gen Chem 5 CH 123 Gen Chem 5  
  FW 107 Orient to FW 1 Math Requirement (if needed) 4 BACCORE* 3  
  Math Requirement 4 BACCORE* 4 BACCORE* 3  
  BACCORE* 4 Physical Activity Course 1 Physical Activity Course 1  
  Physical Activity Course 1     Phys & Earth Sciences** 4  
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 16  
Second Year BI 211 Prin. of Biology 4 BI 212 Prin. of Biology 4 BI 213 Prin. of Biology 4  
  FW 209 Career Skills in FW 1 FW 251 Prin. of FW Conser. 3 FW 255 Field Sampling of FW 3  
  Phys & Earth Sciences Course** 4 Phys & Earth Sciences Course** 4 FW 289 Comm Skills for FW 4  
  BACCORE* 3 Physical Activity Course 1 BACCORE* 4  
  BACCORE* 3 BACCORE* 3      
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15  
Third Year BI 370 Ecology 3 FW 320 Intro Population Dyn. 4 FW 321 Appl Community & Ecosystems Ecology 3 Summer of 3rd year
  FW 307 Specialization Dvlmnt 1 FW 410 Internship 1 Advanced Core Course** 4 FW 410 Internship
  ST 351 Intro to Stat Methods 4 ST 352 Intro to Stat Methods 4 Vertebrate Biology Course** 4 3 credits required
  Human Dimension Course** 3 Advanced Core Course** 4 Advanced Core Course** 4  
  Vertebrate Biology Course** 3 Vertebrate Biology Course** 2      
  Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 3
Fourth Year Advanced Core Course** 4 FW 488 Problem Solv in FW 3 Advanced Core Course** 3  
  Human Dimensions Course** 3 Advanced Core Course** 4 Advanced Core Course** 3  
  Specialization Course** 4 Specialization Course** 4 Human Dimensions Course** 3  
  Specialization Course** 4 Specialization Course** 4 Specialization Course** 4  
          Specialization Course** 3  
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16 Total Credits 180*

*BACCORE = Fitness - HHS 231 + Physical Activity Course, Perspective Courses – Choose a course from each category: Western Culture, Cultural diversity, Literature & Arts, Social Processes, and Difference Power, Discrimination (met with FW Human Dimension Course). Synthesis Courses – Choose a course from each category: Science Tech & Society & Contemporary Global Issues.

**STUDENT CHOICE = Course taken depends on specialization student selects – see the full list of requirements and course options at https://catalog.oregonstate.edu