Congratulations to Professor Marcella Kelly, recipient of the 2017 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research!

Congratulations to Mary Sketch, recipient of a Spring 2017 Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP) award!

Congratulations to wildlife conservation major Michael Geary, elected to serve as chief of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad!



    Thursday, April 27
    EEB Seminar
    Fralin Auditorium; 3:30 p.m.-4:45pm

  • Dr. Forest Isbell, U. Minnesota
    Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity

    Saturday, April 29th
    34th Annual Mudbass Classic

    Virginia Tech Duckpond; 10:00am-1:00pm

  • Sponsored by the American Fisheries Society at Virginia Tech. A fun, family-friendly fishing event for youth of all ages. Admission is free. A great event for the community to come out and experience the outdoors.

Our Programs

We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Fish and Wildlife Conservation with majors in Fish Conservation or Wildlife Conservation. At the graduate level we offer a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Fish and Wildlife Conservation. All of our programs stress experiential learning and development of mentoring relationships between faculty and students.


There are a number of scholarships available for students within the department and college. Most scholarships have need-based and/or merit-based restrictions with varying award amounts.


To learn more about our graduate study options, check out our faculty research and available assistantships.



Dana Keith
Assistant to Department Head
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Cheatham Hall, RM100, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive (MC0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-5573
Fax: (540) 231-7580


Dr. Sarah Karpanty 
Graduate Program Coordinator 

Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Cheatham Hall, RM150, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive (MC0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-4586
Fax: (540) 231-7580


Stephanie Hart, Director
The Advising Center
Cheatham Hall, RM138, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive (MC0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-5482 Email: