Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries Emphasis


Program Information

Career Community: S.T.E.M.
Degree Type: A.S. 
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries Emphasis A.S.?


The Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution.  This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in Wildlife Management, Forestry, and Fisheries Management.

What can I do with this degree?

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science equips you for a range of exciting roles in natural resource management. Opportunities include:

  • Wildlife Officer: Enforce wildlife laws, conduct research, educate the public, and manage wildlife populations.
  • Wildlife/Fisheries Manager: Develop and implement wildlife habitat projects, oversee recreational activities, and manage resources for sustainable use.
  • Wildlife/Fisheries Technician: Assist in research, habitat management, law enforcement, and hatchery operations.
  • Forester: Manage forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes, ensuring sustainable practices and compliance with environmental regulations.
Forestry Wildlife Fisheries

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries Emphasis: A.S.

  • BIOL 1110 – General Biology I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1050 – Southern Appalachians Flora and Fauna (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1120 – General Biology II (4 credits)
  • BIOL 2110 – Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • RELS 2020 – Religions of the World (3 credits)
  • MUS 1030 – Introduction to Music (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • HIST 2310 or HIST 2010 – Early World History or Early US History (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2330 – Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 2320 – Dendrology (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • SOCI 1010 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • HIST 2320 or HIST 2020 – Modern World History or Modern US History (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2320 – Modern World Literature (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1110 or BIOL 1310 – General Chemistry I or Wildlife Law Enforcement (4 credits or 3 credits)
  • BIOL 2310 – Conservation (3 credits)

Contact Cleveland State about STEM

S.T.E.M.  Email: Karen Wyrick

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