Choose your classes

On this page you will find our course offerings, the terms that they are available, and our current curriculum. This is also the home to the undergraduate Advising Guide. MS/PhD students should visit the Grad Guide for registration and course information.

FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE COURSE LIST

The FW Course List shows all Fisheries and Wildlife courses and the terms they are offered. Current term and course information are available in the OSU Online Catalog.

HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER

Current courses offered through Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Consider this your “go-to” guide: whether you are a first term freshman, a transfer student, or have been an undergraduate student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife for many terms, you should refer to this document on a regular basis to help you navigate the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degree program. The FW Sciences Advising Guide is your primary resource for understanding department processes and procedures, selecting courses, planning for graduation, and more!

FW Sciences Advising Guide

    *includes course term offerings

ADDITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE RESOURCES

Reference Materials 

Current students should use the academic year shown in the major block of MyDegrees to determine the appropriate curriculum to reference.


SPECIALIZATIONS

Our program is unique in that all undergraduate students develop their own specialization. In FW 307 Specialization Development, you will refine your career goals and develop a 24-credit course of study called Specialization, to help you achieve them. Examples of specialization topics include Large Mammal Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Law Enforcement.  See Specialization FAQs for details.

GRADUATE RESOURCES

MS in Fisheries or Wildlife Science 

MS degrees in Fisheries Science or Wildlife Science require a minimum of 45 credits. A maximum of 12 thesis credits can be applied to this minimum in a program of study. The Fisheries and Wildlife Department does not require specific courses for a graduate program. Coursework should be planned in consultation with your faculty advisor and graduate committee. A program of study should be filed by the time you have completed 18 credits in your degree program.

PhD in Fisheries or Wildlife Science

Doctoral degrees in Fisheries Science or Wildlife Science require a minimum of 108 credits. A minimum of 36 thesis credits must be completed after admission to your PhD program. The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife does not require specific courses for a graduate program. Coursework should be planned in consultation with your faculty advisor and graduate committee. A program of study should be filed by the end of your first year of enrollment in your degree program.