Wildlife Management — Fisheries

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Delaware State University is a regional leader in Fisheries Wildlife Management education. Located near two of the continent’s richest marine biology environments (the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay), we offer a superior Fisheries Management degree that combines advanced classroom and lab instruction with extensive field work and practical experience.


Delaware State’s Fisheries Management program stands out for its emphasis on real-world learning environments. We have a 13-acre wetland on campus and are the only institution in Delaware to offer coursework in aquaculture. In addition, our students gain valuable experience in wildlife and fisheries management via the university’s extension programs and research initiatives, developing practical knowledge and skills in

  • water conservation
  • pollution control
  • environmental law
  • habit and species protection
  • wetlands biology
  • wildlife and fisheries biology

Professional Preparation

Delaware State’s Fisheries Wildlife Management degree provides graduates with outstanding career preparation. Our program’s emphasis on practical experience and field work enables students to build up their resumes and establish professional contacts. They enter the work force well equipped to compete for employment in such fields as

  • wildlife management
  • fisheries management
  • environmental policy analysis
  • environmental consulting
  • game wardens
  • wildlife biologist
  • fisheries biologist

About 15 percent of our Fisheries Management students continue to graduate school.


Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences combine a strong academic background with extensive industry ties and professional experience. As a result, they can offer career guidance and mentorship as well as classroom instruction. Many of our instructors are very active researchers, and they regularly provide undergraduates with opportunities to get involved in scientific investigations and research projects. Our small class sizes guarantee a high degree of direct faculty-student interaction.

Research and Experience

Delaware State’s agricultural extension programs provide various forms of support to the environmental community, including research, training, education, and public outreach. These programs enable Fisheries Wildlife Management majors to collaborate with industry professionals on pilot programs, research projects, policy studies, and other initiatives.

Undergraduates also enjoy opportunities to get involved in faculty-sponsored research programs. At present, Delaware State researchers have active projects in such niches as wetlands habitat protection, fisheries management, water conservation, and environmental protection.

All students in the Fisheries Management program perform a senior capstone project. In this project, students perform a real-world ecosystem analysis, which accounts for factors such as

  • environmental impacts
  • habitat evaluation
  • technological inputs
  • sustainability