FWCB Program Resources
The Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program focuses on stewardship and sustainable management of wild animal populations and habitats that are critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems. As the world’s social and physical environments change, it is vital that we have fisheries and wildlife specialists who understand the fundamentals of biology and ecology, as well as the impacts of human behavior and policy. Students in this program choose to concentrate their study in Fisheries Science, Wildlife Science and/or Conservation Biology.
Fisheries Science concentration – focuses on the role of fish in aquatic ecosystems, fish biology, fish ecology, fisheries management and conservation.
Wildlife Science concentration – focuses on the principles of population analysis, management, protection and conservation of terrestrial wild animals.
Conservation Biology concentration – focuses on the conservation of non-game fish and wildlife, human dimensions, landscape and urban planning, and global issues such as climate change.
Students wishing to pursue veterinary school in the fisheries field have a unique opportunity at NCSU. The Aquaculture and Fisheries Scholars Program seeks high-achieving students with interest in aquaculture and fisheries health to pursue the veterinary profession.
If you have more questions about the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology undergraduate major, please contact Dr. Lara Pacifici. Learn more about Undergraduate Opportunities in the FWCB, including leadership, undergraduate research, and study abroad.