Fisheries Science, B.S.

Ensuring healthy fish for the future.

From protecting endangered fish species, to rebuilding fishery stock, to restoring fish habitats, professionals in this field work to support healthy fish resources for the benefit of the economy, food supply, environment, recreation and more.

This program focuses on the conservation and sustainable management of fish in fisheries, hatcheries and other aquatic ecosystems. You will develop a solid science-based foundation with knowledge in fish biology, fish ecology, aquaculture, fishery management and more.

Graduates of this program gain the tools to address important environmental and political issues affecting our world’s fish populations, including governmental mandates, pollution, invasive species, water quality, sport fisheries, natural resource management and more.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are concerned about the environment
  • Are interested in biology, ecology and other hard sciences
  • Enjoy learning about fish and their habitats
  • Want to be out in the field doing research
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Fisheries biologist
  • Fishery manager
  • Aquaculture technician
  • Fisheries research technician
  • Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer or Conservation Officer
  • Hatchery manager
  • Research manager or director of research for fish farms

Available On-Campus