What Can I Do With a Major In Fisheries and Wildlife?
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 2021 Career Outcomes for Fisheries and Wildlife*
** Includes Self-Employed
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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
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.
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- The Wildlife Society Jobs
- Association of Zoos & Aquariums Job Listings
- Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board
- America Fisheries Society Job Board
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- The American Veterinary Medicine Association Job Board
- Animal Sheltering Jobs
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Career Resources
- Zoo Atlanta Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Job Seeker Info
- Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Job Listings
- Federal Wildlife Officers Association Careers
- Ornithological Societies of North America
- Ornithology Exchange Job Board
- National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Job Board
- USA Jobs
- The Wildlife Society
- The American Fisheries Society
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- National Wildlife Federation
- Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
- Wildlife Conservation Society
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division
- Advancing the Science of Limnology & Oceanography
- Aquaculture Magazine Online
- National Fisheries Institute
- The American Veterinary Medicine Association
- American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
- National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Fisheries and Wildlife majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Dr. Dan Johnson||Lab Technician||FLEETCOR||Legal & Compliance Intern||Georgia DNR||Prescribed Fire Technician||Georgia Kids Academy||Preschool Teacher||Kelly Garrison||Program Assistant||Kenai Watershed Forum||Hydrology Intern||Kenai Watershed Forum||Hydrology Intern||Kenai Watershed Forum||Hydrology Intern||Kenai Watershed Forum||Hydrology Intern||Kennedy Engineering & Associates||Environmental Specialist||National Park Service||Intern||Smyrna Christian Preschool||Teacher||Smyrna Christian Preschool||Teacher||Smyrna Christian Preschool||Teacher||Tall Timber||Wildlife Technician||United States Geological Survey||Biological Science Technician||University of Georgia||Lab Manager||University of Georgia||Lab Animal Care Tech I||University of Georgia||Technician||University of Georgia||Wildlife Disease Study Technician||University of Montana||Nest Searcher|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Fisheries and Wildlife majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Albany Technical College||General Studies Pathways, Not Specified||Auburn University||Fisheries an Aquaculture, MSc||Georgia Miltary College- Online||Not Specified||Georgia State University||Biology Research, MS||Georgia State University||Biology Research, MS||Hawaii Pacific Universify||Marine Science, MS||Texas A&M University||Rangeland Ecology and Management, MS||University of Georgia||Forest Resources, MS||University of Georgia||Natural Resources, MNR||University of Georgia||Science in Forestry, MS||University of Georgia||Natural Resources, MNR||University of Georgia||Forestry Resources, MFR||University of Georgia||Comparative Biomedical Sciences, PhD/DVM||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, PhD|