Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$331 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

B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences – Online

Careers

With a bachelor's degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences, you'll be able to pursue a host of career paths. Sample job titles for fisheries and wildlife graduates include:

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  • Fisheries biologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Habitat restoration biologist
  • Endangered species biologist
  • Wildlife or fish manager
  • Hatchery technician
  • Wildlife area manager
  • Hatchery manager
  • International/exotic wildlife specialist
  • Fish and wildlife law enforcement officer
  • Zoo/aquarium animal caretaker
  • Watershed council coordinator
  • Environmental educator
  • Wildlife interpreter
  • Extension agent
  • Park ranger

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64% more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

And here are examples of the types of places you might find yourself working after earning your degree online with Oregon State:

  • State fish and wildlife management agency
  • State parks agency
  • Federal fish or wildlife management agency (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service)
  • Federal land management agency (U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service)
  • Conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife)
  • Land trust organization (The Nature Conservancy)
  • International non-profit organization (The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Elephant Nature Foundation)
  • Native American reservation
  • Outdoor education/nature center
  • Zoo or aquarium
  • Fish or wildlife consulting firm
  • Environmental agency (Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Hunting or fishing organization (Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Trout Unlimited)
  • Soil and water conservation district
  • Watershed or other citizen council
  • University or other academic setting
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