Career and Professional Development
Resume Kick-Off
August 20-Sept 14 | drop-in times vary | Smith Career Center

FWC Seminar:
September 18 (TU) | 9:00-10:00am | Fralin Auditorium | Refreshments @ 8:30am
Gifty Anane-Taabeah
Molecular genetic variation in wild and farmed tilapia in Ghana

EEB Seminar Series
September 20 (TH) | 3:30-4:45pm | Derring 4069
John Phillips of Virginia Tech
Quantum Biology meets behavioral biology: a new mammalian sensory system and a new class of sensory receptors in the mammalian retina

CNRE Career Fair
Sept 25 (T) | 10:00am-4:00pm | Cassell Coliseum

FWC Seminar : Careers in Conservation
Sept 25 (T)| 2:00-3:00pm | Fralin Auditorium
Teresa Martinez ('92 B.S.; '98 M.S.), Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition

EEB Seminar Series
September 27 (TH) | 3:30-4:45pm | Derring 4069
Elizabeth Tibbetts of U. Michigan

EEB Seminar Series
October 4 (TH) | 3:30-4:45pm | Derring 4069
Rocky Parker of James Madison U.

Wildlife conservation major Michael Geary was elected as chief of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad for a second year. Congrats Michael!

Three fish conservation students receive three of nine 2018 Shimano/B.A.S.S. Nation College Scholarships! Congratulations to Cantley Krafft, Hunter Hatcher, and Stephen Stang.

Congratulations to graduate students Brian Case and Corbin Hilling, who earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Virginia Sea Grant, respectively!

Deirdre Conroy awarded a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship-Congrats to Deirdre.

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: