The mission of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Graduate Program is to advance scientifically based conservation, management, and beneficial use of fish and wildlife, as well as to develop the future leaders in the academic, professional and public arenas of fish and wildlife ecology and conservation.  The program combines traditions of fisheries and wildlife management with the innovations of conservation biology and quantitative analyses, while including the human dimensions needed to effect change.   The program offers non-thesis masters, masters and PhD level studies for top students interested in the discipline.   It also offers the unique opportunity for graduate students with a veterinary degree to participate in the combined PhD/ACZM boards program to simultaneously pursue diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine.