WELCOME to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.  We strongly believe that our natural resources and environment are vital to our future, thus the faculty, staff and students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of our ecosystems. We empower our students and our stakeholders with the knowledge needed to ensure our natural heritage and a high quality of life. We accomplish this through our renowned and distinguished education, research and outreach programs.

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has been serving the needs of MSU,
Michigan, the U.S. and the globe for the past 65 years!

Watch what we do…

Who will make a difference for the rivers, the lakes, the land?
For the fish, the wildlife, the environment?
WE WILL!

Become a part of making this difference.
Become a part of our Fisheries and Wildlife family today!

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers a Bachelor of Science degree with 6 concentrations: Conservation Biology; Fisheries Biology and Management; Wildlife Biology and Management; Water Science; Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Management; and PreVeterinary Medicine.

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Graduate

Graduate

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs, with focus areas in Wildlife Ecology and Management; Limnology; Fisheries Science and Management; Conservation Biology; Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management; Ecological Genetics and Physiology; and Biometry and Ecological Modeling.

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News

  • MSU researchers, DNR partner in one of the largest forest diversity studies in the nation

    From left, professor Mike Walters, doctoral student Catherine Henry and off-campus labor aide Evan Farinosi.

    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers Mike Walters, Department of Forestry, and Gary Roloff, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, are teaming up to study ways to increase sustainability and diversity of Michigan’s valuable northern hardwood forests.

    The study is one of the largest in the country, with Walters and Roloff examining almost 150 30-acre forest stands on public and private land in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.

     

  • 28 Demmer Scholars intern in Washington, D.C.

    Demmer Scholars at the U.S. Supreme Court with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

    There is no more exciting time to be in our nation’s capital than in a presidential election year.  This summer, a select group of students from Michigan State, Mississippi State and other universities are studying the intricacies of federal policymaking while working full-time in Washington, D.C.

     

  • Snares to wares

    Spartan conservationists find creative solutions for protecting human livelihood while saving wildlife in East Africa.

     

  • Sustaining a Sssssspecies

    Sustaining a species, snake photo

    To help ensure a healthy planet today and tomorrow, Spartan researchers work across the globe to study and preserve wildlife habitats—from pandas in China to hyenas in Africa and, in Michigan, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. With Michigan the last stronghold for the snakes, MSU’s work to track them and collect and share data is important to preserving the habitat crucial for the survival of the species.

    Watch the video.

     

  • FW Sophomore earns nationally competitive Udall Award

    Ashley Archer

    Ashley Archer, a Michigan State University Honors College sophomore majoring in fisheries and wildlife in Lyman Briggs College, has earned the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.

     

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