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: 
  • 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  • Student will learn to recognize biases and assumptions in published and unpublished scientific writing.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.

Read more about our learning outcomes.

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

If you are ready to join us, learn How to Apply to the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degree program.

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.