Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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Earn your degree in Biology with an emphasis in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at Pittsburg State.

Explore the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems and discover the importance of environmental preservation and protection.

The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences emphasis focuses on the aquatic ecosystems of:

  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Wetlands

Hands-on learning at aquatic habitats.

Students in this program work alongside professional biologists on a wide range of projects focused on important environmental issues such as:

  • Disease
  • Pollution
  • Preservation
  • Restoration

Aquatic environments act as filters for pollutants, and their health is a reflection of the surrounding land and air quality. Collect critical data that can determine management strategies for our local water masses.

Graduates of the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences emphasis enjoy careers in:

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

Many of our graduates become aquatic scientists for state and federal resource agencies.


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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