The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program prepares students for professional careers in fisheries research and management, information and education, and interdisciplinary investigations of environmental problems with emphasis on fresh water systems. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science Degree and meet certification requirement​s of the American Fisheries Society.

What do you do?
As a Fisheries Scientist, you are ch​arged with protecting and enhancing fish populations and aquatic communities. You work with streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, reservoirs systems and, potentially, aquaculture systems. You monitor fish and aquatic communities by collecting data on number and species of fish and other aquatic organisms, analyze food webs and food availability, and develop and implement management plans that increase the sustainability of these communities.

Career Paths

These are some of the career paths avaliable with this major.

Professional Organizations

Check out these optional student community organazitions.

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