Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Fisheries and Wildlife Administration – Online

Careers

Fisheries and wildlife administration is a diverse field offering graduates various career options. Based on the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook, employment in natural resources and life and physical sciences is expected to grow 10 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

A majority of jobs will be in local, regional and federal government agencies. New job opportunities will arise from growth and retirement of the current workforce. In addition, new employment opportunities will come in "green" careers.

Sample job titles include:

  • Fisheries biologist
  • Fisheries manager
  • Wildlife manager
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Program leader or manager for a state agency
  • Ecologist or biologist for a federal or state agency
  • Project manager for a non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Project leader or manager for a natural resources consulting firm
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Fishery management council staff member
  • Legislative assistant (e.g., natural resources staffer)
  • Aquaculture farmer
  • Conservationist
  • Ecological planner
  • Wetland biologist
Login

Related stories

Ecampus student 1 of 7 at OSU to earn scholarship to study abroad

Esmeralda Sanchez, an OSU Ecampus student in fisheries and wildlife sciences, will participate in a forest conservation program in Malaysian Borneo after being awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study internationally during the 2020-21 academic year. It's part of a congressionally funded program...

Oregon State Ecampus graduate ‘shocked’ by her scientific success

As a kid, Andrea Fuchs dreamed of someday working with animals. Those dreams were squelched – at least in her mind – because she struggled in high school math and science classes. She figured she’d never work in an animal sciences-related field without being skilled in...

Oregon State’s fisheries and wildlife online program earns prestigious national award

A track record of student success and faculty satisfaction have helped an Oregon State University online bachelor’s degree program be honored as one of the nation’s best. OSU’s fisheries and wildlife sciences bachelor’s program on Tuesday won the Online Learning Consortium’...