B.S. Wildlife & Fisheries
Completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree will prepare the student for entry-level jobs or graduate school. This degree program provides students with the coursework and skills necessary to work for tribal, federal, and state governments, non-profit organizations, consultants, and other employers in natural resource fields. Students following this degree program can meet the federal agency hiring standards for biology, ecology, zoology, fish and wildlife job series, and the educational requirements for certification by The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries, a student will, in addition to the goals listed for the Associate of Science, be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad-based theoretical, technological, and practical knowledge of the biological, ecological, and conservation sciences.
- Demonstrate an understanding of research methods, data analysis, and techniques applied in wildlife, fish and habitat monitoring and research projects.
- Explain how laws, policies, and cultural perspectives influence fish, wildlife, and habitat management and conservation.
- Effectively communicate written, oral, and visual information concerning natural resource issues, cultural information, and scientific data.
- Use critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve problems related to fish, wildlife, and habitat management, research, and conservation issues.
- Compare and contrast the economic, political, and cultural systems that influence natural resource management for tribal governments with other agencies and entities.
- Understand and practice the values of good citizenship, teamwork, and community service in the local community and reservation environment