Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences (B.S.) Ecampus

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (B.S.) Ecampus

Can you really get a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences online, through Oregon State University's Ecampus? For the answer to that question, ask Stephen Szabo, who completed his degree while working full time in California. 

If you are looking for a flexible opportunity to complete your first or second (post baccalaureate) BS degree, without sacrificing experiential learning, the Ecampus Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) Sciences degree may be a perfect fit for you. The Extended Campus degree program is similar to the Corvallis campus program and allows you the opportunity to earn your degree from anywhere you can access the internet. 

You'll also get to experience the active learning that Oregon State is famous for. From self-directed studies assessing animals, plants, and habitats, to working with landowners to develop conservation plans, you will be required to get outside.

Classes and Major Requirements

The Ecampus degree is essentially the same one offered to Corvallis students with minor differences in course availability:

  • Biology courses with online laboratories at other institutions are not accepted. Students can find an equivalent biology series at a local college or take the online OSU Biology series: BI 204, 205, 206.

The undergraduate curriculum is composed of a Baccalaureate Core, FW Core including two internships, and a specialization. The specialization is a 24 credit plan of study which you design along with your advisor according to your interests and career goals. In our degree program, you'll get outside, take field courses, gain work experience, and in some cases, conduct independent research projects.

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Undergraduate Major Requirements

Transfer Students

Students planning to transfer to the program should read the information on the How to Apply page for Transferring Students.

Post Baccalaureate Students

Students wanting to earn their second Bachelor's degree (post baccalaureate) should reference the Post Baccalaureate Students information including the Biology, Chemistry and Math Requirements prior to admission.

Degree Planning

Learning Outcomes

Read more about our learning outcomes.

Still have questions?

  • Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our program or Get Connected to see what our current students are doing.

  • If you are a prospective Ecampus student we recommend that you speak to an Ecampus Enrollment Services Specialist. You can contact them at or 1-800-667-1465.

Resources for Current FWCS Undergraduate Students

Curricula & Course Offerings

Undergraduate Scholarships

Advising Resources

Graduation Information