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Study Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Major in Biology with an Emphasis in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
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Balancing conservation and harvest in aquatic environments.

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
Field-Based Curriculum

Our program offers numerous field-based courses where students visit local creeks, lakes, and wetlands.

Manage Aquatic Resources

Learn how to address complex issues such as overfishing, habitat degradation, pollution, and climate change.

Technical Training

Gain practical skills in fish sampling, habitat assessment, water quality analysis, and data collection techniques.

Hands-on learning in 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.

Careers for Fisheries and Aquatic Science emphasis graduates

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

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

Additional information
for the School of Science and Mathematics

Catalog – see program guides