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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

administrative contact

Robert Barricelli
phone: 304-293-0167
fax: 304-293-2441

program contact

James T. Anderson
Program Coordinator
Forestry and Natural Resources
phone: 304-293-3825
fax: 304-293-2441

Program Details

Program Description

The Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program prepares students for careers as wildlife and fisheries biologists, toxicologists, fish hatchery personnel, conservation officers and planners, animal damage control specialists, as well as a wide variety of natural resources communication specialists and managers. Courses in the major are lab-based with ample opportunity to gain valuable field experiences.

Career Profile

Graduates from this program typically follow one of two career tracts – employment with state or federal resource agencies, non-government organizations or private consultant firms, or they continue their education in graduate school.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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