Fisheries & Wildlife Science
Paul Smith’s College is known for experiential learning – a tradition that is at the heart of the fisheries and wildlife science program.
Our location in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, by its very nature, provides a natural environment with endless opportunities such as sampling small mammal populations, surveying fish, identifying salamanders, exploring management issues and conducting research. And the Adirondack Park, which is an internationally designated biosphere reserve, has a rich history of conservation that students experience.
Outstanding educational facilities and opportunities at Paul Smith’s deliver added value to the program. The Countess Alicia Spaulding-Paolozzi Environmental Science and Education Center is the home for the Adirondack Watershed Institute and the Center for Adirondack Biodiversity, institutes that provide opportunities for research, citizen outreach and stewardship. The Smitty Creek Watershed Project offers the chance to participate in long-term monitoring and research. Through the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, students can become engaged in a regional project to catalog the vast variety of species living in the Adirondack Park. These resources and state-of-the-art facilities enable students to compete successfully for jobs and succeed in their careers.
The degree is offered within a standard eight-semester sequence, providing opportunity for summer employment, internships, study abroad or additional studies.