Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (B.S.)

For students earning their first or second (post baccalaureate) bachelor's degree the B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences offers first-rate 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 using basic and applied science, and fundamental ecological principles and through consideration of social influences on conservation.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Student will understands the physical and ecological elements and processes sustaining ecosystems, and recognize the implications of altering those components.     
  • Student will be able to apply conservation principles in developing conservation approaches for ecosystems or organisms within ecosystems.
  • Student will learn the need to incorporate social information in fisheries and wildlife management.
  • Student will understand the biology, ecology, and evolution of at least one major vertebrate taxon, and can explain how the structure, behavior, and physiology of animals in that taxon adapts them to their environment and influences their ecology. *
  • Student will learn how to interprets, represent, and present data in figures and tables accordance with professional standards.
  • Student will learn to recognize biases and assumptions in published and unpublished scientific writing.
  • Student will learn the use of logic, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis to arrive at defensible conclusions.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to clearly and effectively express themselves in written communication.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to clearly and effectively express themselves in oral presentations.
  • Students will develop and learn about the importance of professional collegiality and team building. 
  • Students will demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills in interactions with their peers and FW faculty and staff.

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Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus
Ecampus (Online)