The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers graduate work leading to the Master of Agriculture, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees (and participation in the MAg and MAIS degree programs) with majors in wildlife science.
The wildlife graduate program in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife includes wildlife research concerning interaction of wildlife with land uses, migratory waterfowl, upland game birds, forest bird communities, endangered species, population dynamics, and conservation biology.
The Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit has active research programs funded in part by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Geological Survey. The Agricultural Experiment Station, the Sea Grant program, Forest Science Laboratory and other organizations fund major research projects. The department maintains extensive collections of vertebrate species, which are curated by Doctors Sidlauskas (fish), Epps (mammals), and Dugger (birds).
- Students will demonstrate that they conducted research or produced some other form of creative work.
- Student demonstrate mastery of subject material relevant to their thesis topic.
- Students will learn to conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner.
- Upon completion, a student will have produced a well written thesis that placed their work in proper context and used correct style and grammar to effectively communicate major findings.
- Each student will learn and demonstrate the capacity to deliver a well-organized and easy to follow defense seminar.
- Student will learn and demonstrate good oral communications skills during the closed defense with their committee.
- Students will display evidence of critical thinking skills during the oral defense.