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. "Fish Farming" is growing at a tremendous rate, with scores of job and management opportunities. The primary functions of Fishery and Wildlife Science majors include management of conservation areas, enforcement of conservation laws, control of the utilization of natural resources like fisheries, game and wild species managment. Students who genuinely love animals, and want a career woking in lush forests and pristine rivers, should consider this major seriously.

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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
Wetland Restoration
TWS Student Chapter University of Georgia 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
TWS Student Chapter SUNY-Cobleskill Visit