Fisheries and Wildlife Biology (B.S.)
Transform your love of the outdoors into a rewarding career with wildlife biology.
Study our region's wide prairies or examine animal migration patterns as part of an integrated approach to fisheries and wildlife biology. With extensive fieldwork and vertebrate and invertebrate museums on campus, you'll be sure to find your niche in the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology program at UND.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Fisheries and Wildlife Biology at UND?
For stewards of the outdoors, the Fisheries & Wildlife major at UND helps prepare you for positions in state, federal, and private fisheries and wildlife organizations. Within this degree, you can specialize in either the fisheries or wildlife areas.
Whichever track you choose, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in hands-on research, independent studies, internships and other experiential learning opportunities — and prepare for a rewarding career in the industry.
With extensive opportunities on campus and outside of Grand Forks to study wildlife and their habitats/ecosystems, you'll have many chances to get a first-hand look at the career you want.
Learning to Lead
Students gain experience in the field when working with Ducks Unlimited to study nesting behavior.
Shape your coursework to specialize in either the fisheries or wildlife areas.
Engage in independent studies under direct faculty supervision.
Work in state-of-the-art facilities including three greenhouses, animal rooms for terrestrial and aquatic organisms, tissue culture facilities, a biology core molecular facility and four field stations.
All students receive real-life experiences through course-related field experiences and internships at agencies and organizations.
With a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, you'll be able to pursue a wide range of rewarding careers, including:
- Environmental scientist or consultant
- Extension agent
- Fisheries and wildlife manager
- Marine biologist
- Natural resource manager
- Park ranger
- Wildlife biologist
When You Major in Fisheries & Wildlife Biology
A Fisheries & Wildlilfe Biology degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Environmental Compliance
- Environmental Science
- Data Collection
UND Fisheries & Wildlife Biology Alumni
Fisheries & Wildlife Biology alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society
- Cabela's, Inc.
- Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
- Envoy Air, Inc.
- Excel Engineering, Inc.
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