Our faculty are dedicated to delivering instruction rooted in evidence-based science and field application. While our focus is on rangeland, wildlife and fisheries management and policy, our faculty possess further expertise in management strategies, economic drivers and requirements, and legal and regulatory considerations associated with stewardship of natural resources.
The Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management uses the latest in the ecological and management disciplines to provide the most diverse and progressive education available in the conservation of the earth’s biodiversity. Students in this department are interested in making contributions to solving problems associated with the extinction of species, wildlife recreational uses, food production from aquaculture, environmental education, wildlife management, and urban wildlife and fisheries recreational activities.
We also offer a graduate program for masters and doctoral students that will prepare individuals for advanced careers in the private sector, agencies, academia, or other services. Students can obtain a M.S. or Ph.D. in Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries management with particular specializations. Due to the nature of the workplace, and skills required to successfully perform duties asked of field biologists, master of science degrees are essential for many positions in natural resource professions. As such, our master of science program provides students with experience conducting and interpreting results from problems-focused field research. Our interdiscplinary doctoral program focuses on training future leaders in the profession that simultaneously emphasizes data- and field experience-based decisions to inform management and policy.