Oregon State University Fishieries and Wildlife

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University provides comprehensive research, education, and outreach programs related to conservation biology and the management of fish and wildlife resources. Our goal is to provide people with the knowledge needed to make wise decisions on issues of conservation, sustainable use, and ecosystem restoration. We accomplish this through a combination of undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly research, extension education, and public outreach.

We take pride in our many accomplishments, including:

  • Our Wildlife Science program was ranked first in the nation and our Fisheries Science program was ranked second in a November 2007 report in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is ranked 12th on SuperScholar's list of the 25 best online universities in America for the 2013-14 school year.
  • We have three national awarding winning teachers on our faculty, including two that have been recognized for their efforts in distance education.
  • Over 70% of the responses to a survey of recently graduated students rated their preparation at Oregon State for their current job as being good to excellent.
  • A recent graduate survey states, “Graduates from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU are generally successful in obtaining jobs… Ninety-three percent of all graduates were employed within 3 years of graduating from OSU.”

Our unique undergraduate program offers students the ability to design their own area of specialization, and through hands-on classes and internships, we focus on critical thinking, leadership and team-building skills. Our graduate program offers both MS and PhD degrees in Fisheries or Wildlife Sciences, Graduate Certificates in Fisheries or Wildlife Management, and a Professional Science Masters in Fish and Wildlife Administration. Graduates from both our undergraduate and graduate programs have been very successful even in a competitive job market. 

Contact Oregon State University Fishieries and Wildlife

David Simon
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Nash Hall Room 050
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon  973331-3803
Phone: 541-737-1977
Fax: 541-753-9450


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Oregon

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