University of Missouri MU School of Natural Resources College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

A fisheries and wildlife degree in the School of Natural Resources is based on a program of study that includes communications, quantitative skills and basic courses in physical and social sciences.

Core classes in biology and ecology and specialized courses that feature animal populations and their aquatic and terrestrial environments enhance the learning experience. Some areas of study include wildlife ecology, water quality, habitat management, fishery science and conservation biology.

After gaining a strong foundation of scientific knowledge in the classroom, you will benefit from practical field experiences. University-managed conservation areas located near campus allow students to study fish, birds and other animals in their natural habitat.