The study of Fisheries and Wildlife Science as a college major is best suited for people who have an active interest in the outdoors and life sciences. There is much talk of saving the planet or buzzwords like “increasing biodiversity” and this major is at the heart of it. F&WS majors learn the dynamic relationships between animal populations and their environment so they can manage natural resources sustainably. Being a scientific discipline, expect many science and math courses!

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is a professional international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Our mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.  The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification , peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups. Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Ecology is the primary scientific discipline of the wildlife profession, therefore, the interests of the Society embrace the interactions of all organisms with their natural environments.  The Society recognizes that humans, as other organisms, have a total dependency upon the environment. It is the Society's belief also that wildlife, in its myriad forms, is basic to the maintenance of a human culture that provides quality living. Visit
TWS Student Chapter University of Georgia Visit
Wetland Restoration
TWS Student Chapter SUNY-Cobleskill Visit
The Wildlife Society5410 Grosvenor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814-2144Phone: (301) 897-9770Fax: (301) 530-2471tws@wildlife.org The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is a professional international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.Our mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification , peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups.Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Ecology is the primary scientific discipline of the wildlife profession, therefore, the interests of the Society embrace the interactions of all organisms with their natural environments.The Society recognizes that humans, as other organisms, have a total dependency upon the environment. It is the Society's belief also that wildlife, in its myriad forms, is basic to the maintenance of a human culture that provides quality living.The Society's Goals Develop and maintain professional standards for wildlife research and management.Enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife managers.Advance professional stewardship of wildlife resources and their habitats.Advocate the use of sound biological information for wildlife policy decisions.Increase public awareness and appreciation of the wildlife profession.  Visit