Fisheries & Wildlife majors develop a strong background in the biological and managerial aspects of the fisheries profession and obtain an education that meets the Professional Certification requirements recommended by the American Fisheries Society. Wildlife majors study the biological and ecological conditions required for maintenance of healthy populations of game and non-game species, and learn how to manage their environments to meet wildlife conservation objectives.
Forestry majors study how to sustainably manage forestlands to meet society's demands for wood, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, conservation of forest flora and fauna, and climate amelioration.
Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism majors gain practical skills needed to identify, understand, and manage complex human-environment issues. Study emphasizes historical developments, developing services and programs, managing for recreational impacts, and recognizing the importance of sustainable development.
Water and Soil Resources majors emphasize assessment, conservation, and rehabilitation of the soil, water, wetland, and endangered species components of the natural landscape.