Fisheries and Wildlife (BA)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Date Posted: Aug. 30, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The fisheries and wildlife major is designed to produce professionals who will manage wild populations of fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Fisheries and wildlife management involves management of people, habitats, and animals, so students are provided backgrounds in natural sciences, communication, decision-making, and resource policy. Students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Fisheries and Wildlife major will learn to apply basic concepts in real-world situations. Their curriculum is designed to meet requirements for professional certification for The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, or the Society for Conservation Biologists, as students select from 11 career-related options within the major.

Fisheries and wildlife education at UNL has a long and proud history of preparing students to meet the challenges of a world that is increasingly responsive to preserving fisheries and wildlife habitat, protecting threatened and endangered species and the thoughtful management and conservation Fisheries & Wildlife of natural ecosystems. UNL students also benefit from being in close proximity to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and other governmental agencies focused on wildlife and the environment. This association helps provide additional opportunities for internships, temporary and seasonal work and other activities.

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