Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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Explore the fascinating diversity of aquatic ecosystems and discover practical solutions to real-world issues as part of the Pittsburg State University Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program. The emphasis in the Department of Biology gives students the opportunities for hands-on, interactive research into rivers, lakes, wetlands, and all of their living inhabitants.

Students in this program work alongside professional biologists on a wide range of projects focused on important environmental issues such as disease, pollution, preservation, and restoration of aquatic habitats.

Aspiring aquatic scientists and those inspired to serve in state and federal resource agencies should strongly consider the Pittsburg State University Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences emphasis.

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  • Program Overview
  • Career Options

The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences emphasis focuses on the aquatic ecosystems of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The program highlights the importance of environmental preservation and protection, as well as the role of the diverse plant and animal communities that live in rivers and lakes.

Graduates of this program often enjoy careers in:

  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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