Hephaestus the American Kestrel at the Raptor Rehabilitation Project on the MU Campu

Natural Resources Science and Management (Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences)

I am Interested in This Major

The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences has a strong focus on taxonomy and adds additional required courses on research and management techniques.  The degree addresses the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing natural and human-dominated ecosystems, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired societal goals.  The degree has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences that are applied to conserving plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, rivers and streams, and urban areas.  The degree also develops students’ skills in working with diverse groups of people.  Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Fisheries and Wildlife work as conservation biologists, ecologists, fisheries biologists, ornithologists, and wildlife biologists.

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Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: