The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC) was established in 1937 and aspires to preeminence among academic programs dealing with ecology, management, and conservation biology. WFSC is highly diverse across zoological and ecological disciplines. Our faculty is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity, natural resource management, and the sustainable use of natural resources. We are ranked among the best in the country.
We subscribe to a multidisciplinary approach that fosters interdepartmental collaboration and outreach to agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public and private interests over a wide range of natural resource topics, including environmental quality, sustainable management of natural resources, bioinformatics, biocomplexity and environmental quality. WFSC faculty, staff, and students value scholarship in all its forms—discovery, integration, application, and teaching. We value understanding for its own sake, for the betterment of people, and for the conservation of the natural world.
The department has a long history of providing quality education to undergraduate and graduate students in a number of degree programs. The WFSC faculty values it hands-on approach in educating natural resource professionals and continually strives to improve the degree programs offered.
Wildlife and Fisheries Extension is a subset of faculty and extension specialists within the WFSC department. It is nationally and internationally recognized for its outreach and educational programming. The extension unit’s main goal is to deliver research-based educational programs and solutions for all Texans and beyond state boundaries through innovative methods for educational delivery.
WFSC faculty, staff, and students all support and adhere to the Aggie Code of Conduct.