May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management, B.S.

Provides a solid foundation in the theory and techniques involved in the management, conservation, and captive propagation of wildlife and fish populations. Includes both classroom and field experiences in a Rocky Mountain setting.


Additional Information

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management is a professional degree designed to prepare students for state, federal, and other positions in resource management and conservation biology. The degree provides students with knowledge of the natural world, understanding of processes governing dynamics of wildlife and fish populations, as well as an appreciation of human-mediated effects on wildlife and fish populations. A student graduating with this degree will be familiar with the theory of resource management as well as with methods used to determine population status, habitat quality, and conservation. In Wyoming the abundance of wild animals and pristine habitats provide a unique natural laboratory for studying the responses of wildlife and fish populations to changing climates and habitats.

A student graduating with a degree in WFBM will have comprehensive knowledge of wildlife and fisheries biology and management, will have earned a degree that is compatible with the requirements for professional certification with the American Fisheries Society or the Wildlife Society, and will have a range of knowledge and skills that are valuable to potential employers.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Zoology and Physiology Department Requirement

(for B.S. in Physiology, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology & Management, or Zoology)

Complete 6 credit hours of Department of Zoology and Physiology Requirements:

1. U.S. Diversity (choose one course)

2. Global Awareness (choose one course)


Complete Terrestrial OR Aquatic Option

Aquatic Option

A minimum of 10 of the AQUATIC OPTION requirements listed below ( ZOO 4330 and ZOO 4440 and ZOO 4430 and Restricted Electives) must be exclusive to the WFBM major. 

Terrestrial Option

A minimum of 10 of the TERRESTRIAL OPTION requirements listed below (BOT 4700 and ZOO 4300 and Restricted Electives) must be exclusive to the WFBM major.