Wildlife Pre-Veterinary 3+1

Integration of wildlife science and management and veterinary medicine has become increasingly important with current diverse uses of wildlife and other renewable natural resources. As wildlife habitats dwindle and animal populations become more compressed, biologists must increase their attention towards disease diagnosis and abatement. This integrated curriculum allows the student to pursue a 3+1 undergraduate degree program in Wildlife and Fisheries Science for three years and then, if accepted, matriculate into the Veterinary Medicine program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Successful graduates of this program are qualified to apply for Certified Wildlife Biologists with the Wildlife Society. MSU requires a minimum of 124 hours for the undergraduate degree. Therefore, to qualify for the B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries, a student must complete the 3 years of the undergraduate course work (118 hours) in the wildlife pre-veterinary program and also successfully complete the first year in the Veterinary Medicine curriculum.

Scholarship Information

College of Forest Resource Scholarship applications are accepted from January to April 1 of each year. Freshmen should complete the Mississippi State University Scholarship Resume online through their Admission application on the MSU web page. For more information, contact the CFR Office of Academic Affairs at 662.325.2624.

Students must submit a CFR Scholarship Application prior to April 1 to be considered for a departmental scholarship. Renewal of scholarships are based on Fall grade reports each year. Renewal of a scholarship is competitive. Applications are available from the CFR Office of Student Services, Box 9680, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762.

For more information on CFR scholarships, contact us at the CFR Office of Student Services, Box 9680, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 or send an e-mail to rsingleton@cfr.msstate.edu.


Download the 2014-2015 curriculum information.

Graduate Programs
Wildlife Scientist