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B.S. in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

The Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology – Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences major at Colorado State University allows students to focus on a strong background in basic fishery ecology, management, and conservation, which includes an understanding of the linkages between land and water.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology – Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences major at Colorado State University is intended for students interested in understanding wildlife and the habitats in which they live. We offer three concentrations: Conservation Biology, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and Wildlife Biology.

The curriculum has a strong foundation in the biological, physical, and social sciences with the focus on solving current and future issues related to conservation and sustainability of wild animals and their habitats.

The faculty offers a wide range of expertise with a keen interest in innovative teaching and research methods. Our program prepares students for professional careers involving fish, wildlife, and conservation that include federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, academic institutions, and graduate school.

Potential Occupations

Examples of career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

fishery/wildlife/conservation biologist, ecologist, wildlife refuge or natural resource manager, environmental consultant, research scientist, and educator. Within these areas, a variety of specializations are possible including fish, wildlife, and conservation education and interpretation; endangered species; habitat enhancement and restoration; administration; research; law enforcement, fish and wildlife population assessment, statistical analyst, and human-wildlife conflicts.

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“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses Included

  • Principles of Wildlife Management
  • Ecology
  • Population and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Molecular and General Genetics
  • Principles of Genetics

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