Fisheries and Wildlife BSFR(Aquatic Science)/Natural Resources MNR(non-thesis)

Graduates with the proposed Double Dawg pathway, Fisheries and Wildlife B.S.F.R. (Aquatic Science) and Masters of Natural Resources (M.N.R.), will be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities such as state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, private consulting firms, and municipalities, among others. Graduates will meet the educational requirements necessary for certification by the American Fisheries Society as a certified Associate Fisheries Professional.

Admission to Program

Students may apply for preliminary acceptance to the Double Dawgs program in the second semester of their third year ( If accepted preliminarily, students will be allowed to register for graduate level courses starting the next semester, contingent upon final acceptance. Determination of final acceptance will be made after the second semester grades are available. To be eligible for the pathway, students must:
- Be admitted to the Warnell Professional Program
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 at the end of the third year
- Submit a statement of career objectives
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a UGA faculty member


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Fish Physiology (FISH 6500, 3)
Fish Physiology Lab (FISH 6500L, 1)
Fisheries Management (FISH 7360, 3)
Fisheries Management Lab (FISH 7360L, 1)
Ichthyology (ECOL 6050-6050L, 4)
Georgia Fishes Field Study (FISH 6650L, 4)
other advisor approved courses.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The M.N.R. is a non-thesis masters degree.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students must apply and be admitted to the UGA graduate school. A Warnell faculty member must agree to serve as the major professor. Requirements include:
- Graduate School Application
- Graduate Study Objectives Form
- Resume
- Statement of Career Goals
- Official GRE scores
- Transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation

Program Advisor

  • Name: Rhett Jackson
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-4284
  • Address: 180 E. Green St.

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Fisheries and Wildlife B.S.F.R.
  • Department/College: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Advising Contact

  • Name: Matt Head
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1133
  • Address: 180 E. Green St.

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Natural Resources M.N.R.
  • Department/College: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Advising Contact

  • Name: Kate Dedufour
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1183
  • Address: 180 E. Green St.

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Jacek Siry
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3060
  • Address: Warnell 4-501