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Wildlife & Fisheries Management

Bachelor of Science

Create a sustainable future for fish and wildlife.

Unity’s Wildlife and Fisheries Management degree balances intensive study of ecology and biology with hands-on experience in a variety of natural and cultural landscapes.  

You’ll gain practical knowledge and problem-solving skills that prepare you to be a leader in protecting, preserving and growing fish and wildlife populations. You’ll collaborate with our faculty as well as state and local biologists on research related to environmental issues. Your degree will prepare you for a career as a biologist or technician in wildlife, fisheries or habitat restoration. 

Or you can continue your studies with graduate work in the growing field of wildlife research. 

 Which path will you take?

Forge the future for fish and wildlife

Learn hands-on in the wild with scientists and conservationists. Study principles of ecology and biology. Become a voice for sustainable fish and wildlife management. 

A Unity College Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Management prepares you to become a field biologist, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats, or pursue graduate work in wildlife research. Blend practical knowledge and problem-solving for any path you choose. 

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Earn your degree.

Unlock new opportunities.

6,040

Number of fish and game warden jobs in the U.S., 2018.

$59,260

Mean annual pay for fish and game wardens, 2018.

$28.49

Mean hourly pay for fish and game wardens in the U.S., 2018.

*Source: https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes333031.htm. Unity College cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


Wildlife and fisheries management major

Immerse yourself into the depths of wildlife science. As a wildlife and fisheries major, you’ll gain knowledge through outdoor and experiential learning, in rigorous studies at all levels of resource management, and in small lab sections. Get ready to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems. 

In your Bachelor of Science degree program, you’ll benefit from: 

  • Inter-disciplinary study. Take courses in biology, physics, communication, wildlife, and environmental science to understand all sides of environmental issues. 
  • Focused coursesChoose your main discipline—wildlife or fisheries—for concentrated study and career-specific training. 
  • A liberal arts foundation. Through our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, you’ll gain hard and soft skills needed for critical-thinking and problem-solving through the lens of sustainability.   
  • Real-world experience. Learn where you’ll be working. Part of your degree program will be completed in outdoor labs for hands-on experience. 
  • Career preparation. Get ready for a career in wildlife and fisheries. You’ll be ready to hit the ground running upon graduation, or, enter graduate school for further study. 

Ready to work in conservation and management? Apply online. 

Degree requirements and courses  

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, you’ll need a minimum of 120 credit hours. Thirty of these should be at the 3000 level or above, and 30 need to be earned at Unity College. 


Wildlife & fisheries management sample courses

  • WF 1002 Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation

    Get an introduction to wildlife and fisheries conservation from faculty and visiting fish and wildlife mentors. You’ll learn about professional opportunity, funding, regulation, biodiversity, population sampling, harvest potential, resource and habitat management, public perception, and policy development. You’ll also explore professional literature, write professionally, and learn about courses in the wildlife and fisheries major. Develop career goals and objectives.

  • IC 2223 Environmental Issues and Insights

    What are the most pressing environmental issues of our time? What do we need to know to address them? In this class, you’ll approach these questions by expanding your knowledge and perspective, discussing important environmental ideas, and thinking about the future. You’ll study popular culture, history, and social conditions to provide the bigger picture and put environmental challenges in context.

  • PL 3213 Natural Resource Law

    Study natural resource law as it pertains to the regulation, management, and allocation of open access resources such as forests, fisheries, water, land, and minerals. Because one-third of this nation’s lands are federal public lands, much of the natural resource law has developed in the context of the management of public lands by federal land management agencies, including the NPS, FWS, FS, and the BLM.  

    We’ll focus on the development of natural resource law primarily on the public lands. Using case studies and current issues, you’ll learn how different stakeholders and courts have included the law that determines how our natural resources are managed and protected.  

View ourfull course catalog for a better look into your program. Then apply online for free to get started.  

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