As a student in CSU’s online fish, wildlife, conservation, and biology program you receive the same education and earn the same regionally accredited degree as students on campus. Additionally, you can expect:
A Program with a Strong Legacy: Earn your wildlife biology degree from a department with a strong national reputation for fish and wildlife management. Our reputation is backed by the number of prominent federal, state, and local agencies that have facilities here at CSU and have research partnerships with faculty.
A Non-Thesis Degree: The master’s in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology does not require you to complete a thesis or research project. Instead, this course-intensive degree focuses on preparing graduates with applicable tools for addressing conservation problems and the communication and decision-making skills to implement science-based conservation.
Instruction from Expert Faculty: Courses are taught by faculty who share their own research and applied experiences in the online classroom. Learn from experts leading current projects, both in the lab and in the field, and gain first-hand knowledge of the most pressing issues facing fish and wildlife management today.
The Skills to Make an Impact: Learn how to set actionable fish and wildlife conservation efforts in motion that use quantitative methods to articulate need and sound reasoning. Our program provides a strong foundation in ecological theory and the tools needed to apply that theory to solve pressing issues in fish and wildlife management.
Improved Communication Skills: Gain an understanding of the social elements critical to communicating with various stakeholder groups, resolving conflict between them, and driving them to action.
A Program for Working Professionals: Study in-depth content focused on statistics, decision making, and knowledge of physical, chemical, and biological processes – all critical components to fish and wildlife conservation efforts. This program is designed for working professionals needing to apply this knowledge immediately to their jobs.