BS in Fisheries and Wildlife - Corvallis

For students earning their first or second (post baccalaureate) Bachelor's degree the BS in Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) 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. 

Classes

The undergraduate curriculum is composed of a Baccalaureate Core, FW Core including two internships, and a specialization. The specialization is a 24 credit plan of study which you design along with your advisor according to your interests and career goals. In our degree program, you'll get outside, take field courses, gain work experience, and in some cases, conduct independent research projects.

Students planning to transfer to the program should read the information on the How to Apply page for Transferring Students.

Students wanting to earn their second Bachelor's degree (post baccalaureate) should reference the Post Baccalaureate Students information including the Biology, Chemistry and Math Requirements prior to admission.

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Undergraduate Major Requirements 

Advising Materials

The following materials are for currently enrolled Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduates. The Orientation Guide and First Year Experience documents are for incoming students. 

Learning Outcomes: 

Undergraduate students majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences will achieve the following learner outcomes by graduation.

Conservation and management competencies—Students should be able to: 1) understand physical and ecological elements and processes sustaining ecosystems, and recognize the implications of altering those components; 2) apply conservation principles in developing conservation approaches for ecosystems or organisms within ecosystems; and 3) incorporate social information in developing conservation plans.

Mathematical skills—Students graduating from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will meet mathematical skills competencies. Specifically, students should be able to: 1) translate problems into mathematical/numeric/statistical representations; 2) understand the process of mathematical model building and interpretation; 3) produce tabular and graphic summaries of quantitative data; 4) conduct simple tests of statistical hypotheses; and 5) design appropriate, sound sampling schemes and experiments.

Observation and perception skills—Students graduating from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will meet observation and perception skills competencies. Specifically, students should be able to observe and accurately record natural events.

Communication skills—Students graduating from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will meet communication skills competencies. Specifically, students should be able to: 1) effectively use diverse forms of communication (oral, written, visual, symbolic); 2) engage in constructive dialog with diverse publics (both explain complex technical phenomena and understand comments of nontechnical persons, and 3) effectively communicate ideas and technical information in formal and professional formats.

Leadership and team building skills—Students graduating from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will meet leadership and team building skills competencies. Specifically, students should be able to: 1) constructively provide criticism to peers and to accept criticism from peers; 2) lead a peer‐group to develop collective solutions that exceed the individual contributions; 3) work with people of disparate social, political and educational backgrounds to build consensus and resolve conflicts while maintaining personal integrity.

Critical thinking skills—Students graduating from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will meet critical thinking skills competencies. Specifically, students should be able to: 1) recognize biases and assumptions in their own work and the work of others; and 2) use logic and reasoning, analysis and synthesis to arrive at defensible conclusions.

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If you have questions about the BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences in Corvallis, contact Nancy Allen.

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Degree: 
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Level: 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Department: 
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus
Contact Us: 

If you have questions about the BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences in Corvallis, contact Nancy Allen.