Fisheries, Wildlife, & Environmental Studies Department

Our Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Science program offers students the chance to learn, and work, in first-rate facilities on a campus that’s a living laboratory. SUNY Cobleskill is home to a North American herpetology lab, a wildlife museum, display aquaria, five aquaponic greenhouses and 10 research ponds. Students also help manage the 40,000 gallon cold water fish hatchery, one of the largest in the northeast, a tropical fish hatchery and a warm-water fish and shell fish hatchery. Nearby streams, lakes and forests provide additional opportunities that are critical for success in this field. The Fisheries and Wildlife Technology associate degree students are trained as technicians to work with professional fish and wildlife biologists in the field and in laboratories of fish and wildlife agencies. In the Fisheries and Aquaculture bachelor of technology program students gain experience in diverse fisheries management and in raising salmon, trout and arctic char. The Wildlife Management bachelor of technology programs equips students with the groundwork necessary for career opportunities with environmental consulting firms and state agencies.

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