UGA Specific Information for Fisheries and Wildlife

While focused on Fisheries and Wildlife, the coursework in this major provides a broad-based foundation in natural resource management. In addition to in-depth knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial animals, it furnishes an understanding of the of the relationships between the physical and biological elements in the environment, an appreciation of the social, political, and economic forces that influence fisheries and wildlife management, and the ability to forge realistic solutions for natural resource problems. The curriculum is field-oriented and offers opportunities to participate in internships and faculty research projects.

Fisheries and Wildlife graduates most often take employment in the public land management or regulatory agencies, wildlife or environmental consulting firms, private aquaculture ventures, or conservation organizations. Pre-Vet Wildlife Science students who also complete the DVM degree are uniquely qualified to work in professional positions that require the integration of veterinary medicine and wildlife management. There are three increasingly important areas in which students with this unique training can work: wildlife-human health issues, wildlife/domestic-animal/human health issues, and the ecology of wildlife diseases.



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Fisheries and Wildlife*

** Includes Self-Employed


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To complete this major, students must choose from one of three possible areas of emphasis:

The Wildlife Sciences area of emphasis trains students to manage and conserve wildlife species and their habitats. This curriculum meets the educational requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society as an Associate Wildlife Biologist.

The Aquatic Sciences area of emphasis provides a specialized understanding of aquatic environments and the animal populations within them. The curriculum meets the Professional Certification requirements recommended by the American Fisheries Society.

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Sciences track was designed in cooperation with the College of Veterinary Medicine. It integrates wildlife ecology and management with the basic biological and physical sciences necessary for admission into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. It meets the educational requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society as an Associate Wildlife Biologist.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, check out our website for assistance with this process.

If you are considering applying to Veterinary School, check out this article for specific tips.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Fisheries and Wildlife majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
American Forest Management Consultant Forester
Bald Head Island Conservancy Coastal Environmental Science Intern
Baseline Surveying and Engineering Crew Leader
Cherry Bekaert LLP Client Service Coordinator
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Education Facilitator
Garrett Pond Resources Pond and Lake Specialist
Jones Center Seasonal Wildlife Ecology Seasonal Technician
Mary Bess Working Student
Orianne Society Assistant Research Technician
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Research Technician
U.S. Forest Service & Environment for the Americas Outreach, Recruitment, and Workforce Diversity Resource Assistant
University of Georgia Wildlife Technician
University of Georgia Laboratory Technician
US Army Field Artillery Officer
US Department of Agriculture Biological Science Technician
USDA Biological Science Technician
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Fisheries and Wildlife majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Auburn University Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Not Specified
University of Georgia Wildlife Science, MS
University of Georgia Wildlife Science, MS
University of Georgia Forestry and Natural Resources, PhD
University of Georgia Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Master's
University of Georgia Natural Resources, MNR
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Natural Resources, Master's
* denotes no responses received.