The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Fisheries & Aquaculture
The Fisheries and Aquaculture major provides an education that meets the Professional Certification requirements
recommended by the American Fisheries Society. This includes "...a broad understanding of the aquatic environment, the functioning
of individual animals and their populations, the role of users of aquatic resources...", as well as "... competence in oral and written
communication, an ability to work well with others, and an understanding of natural resource conservation in the context of other
human activities." The curriculum is field oriented and offers opportunities to participate in faculty research projects and agency
internships. Courses such as fisheries management, limnology, ichthyology, ecology, aquaculture, water quality, and fish physiology
provide students with the information needed to appreciate, understand, and manage aquatic systems.
Job Titles of Fisheries & Aquaculture Graduates
Fish Processing Manager