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. Emphasis is on fresh water systems. Students can specialize in areas such as aquaculture, aquatic ecology, fisheries, fish physiology and nutrition, and lake and stream management. Graduates meet certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society. This Department of Forestry and Natural Resources curriculum has common core requirements with the forestry, natural resources, and wildlife curricula, which emphasize sustainable management of natural resource systems - focusing on forests, watersheds, and associated flora and fauna to meet the needs of society.
Points of Pride
- Small class sizes
- Individualized advising and attention by faculty
- Meets the educational requirements of the American Fisheries Society leading to designation as a Certified Fisheries Biologist with the required experience after graduation
- Many undergraduate students are involved in fisheries and aquaculture research