What is Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Emphasis: General Transfer Major, A.S. ?
What can I do with this degree?
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science provides the training necessary for a number of jobs. These jobs include include:
Wildlife Officer: Patrols an assigned area making inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, littering, and pollution law violations; checks hunting and fishing licenses; inspects vehicles for possession of illegal game; apprehends and arrests violators of wildlife laws; collects and preserves evidence; serves as state's witness at court cases; collects and prepares wildlife research data using such techniques as browse surveys, wildlife call counts, field bag checks, and aging and collecting parts of harvested animals; presents wildlife conservation educational programs to civic clubs, sportsman associations, and school groups; teaches hunting and boating safety education classes; assists landowners in the development of a wildlife management plan for their property; investigates wildlife damage complaints; operates a variety of equipment including motor vehicles, boats, motors, firearms, cameras and two-way radios.
Wildlife/Fisheries Manager: Implements or assists in implementing projects and programs to provide optimum wildlife habitat development; uses agricultural techniques involving trees, shrubs, grains, grasses, and other wildlife food and cover plantings and cuttings; provides information to public pertaining to hunting, fishing, boating and associated recreational activities; conducts browse, mast and creel surveys, and collects water and fish samples; traps and bands wildlife; determines age, sex and weight of harvested wildlife; maintains and repairs equipment and buildings; constructs outbuildings, checking stations, docks and signs; performs maintenance duties; assists in patrol and law enforcement duties on management areas, appears in court; operates a variety of equipment including autos; trucks, bulldozers, tractors, boats and motors, chain saws, mowers and hand tools.
Wildlife/Fisheries Technician: Assists in conducting fishing surveys regarding the size, kind, and number of fish caught and in trapping and tagging wildlife; performs miscellaneous maintenance duties such as painting, plumbing, repairing equipment and buildings, moving grass, emptying trash, planting shrubs and trees, building construction, and planting wildlife food crops; sells permits and licenses; may rent boats; operates wildlife checking stations during hunts; traps deer and wildlife for restocking; operates a variety of tools and equipment, such as construction and farming tools, trucks, tractors, and boats; may assist with wildlife law enforcement operations including court appearances and routine patrols; assists in the propagation, hatching, feeding, counting, grading, distribution and general care of fish at warm or cold water hatcheries; prepares a variety of routine records and reports.
Forester: Manage forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine the best time for harvesting. Develop forest management plans for public and privately-owned forested lands.
What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?