Undergraduate Programs

A bachelor’s degree in fisheries science will prepare you for employment in commercial aquaculture, aquaculture extension, fish hatchery management, fish population assessment, management of recreational fisheries and enhancement of aquatic environments. Our major in fisheries and allied aquacultures offers degree options in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management and pre-professional.

Curriculum   Pre-Professional Curriculum

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Aquaculture Option

With courses in hatchery management, aquaculture production, fish health and water science, this option will prepare you for a career farming aquatic animals in freshwater and salt water.


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Aquatic Resources Management

This option will train you in the use of modern tools to assess, manage and protect aquatic flora and fauna to enhance recreational fishing and aquatic diversity in reservoirs, rivers and streams.


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Marine Resources Management

Through the marine resources management option, you’ll study the biology, ecology and engineering of healthy environments in which marine life may grow.


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Pre-Professional Option

Many student choose this option as academic preparation for the rigors of medical or veterinary school or similar graduate and professional programs.