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Concentrations - Fisheries

The fisheries concentration curriculum enables students to explore the scientific and applied aspects of fisheries ecology and management and gain experience in field, laboratory, and analytical methods. Students enrolled in this concentration often are active in the University’s student chapter of the American Fisheries Society, an international organization composed of professionals and students in the aquatic sciences. This curriculum allows students to meet the requirements for professional certification by the American Fisheries Society.  In addition to the core curriculum, students must take the following courses:

Required course

  • WLE 340/341 Freshwater Fisheries Ecology & Management (fall, odd years) — 4 credits

Fisheries course — 3 credits

  • SMS 211 Introduction to Aquaculture + AVS 420 Fish Aquaculture I (identical to SMS 420) (fall)
  • SMS 230 Marine Policy and Fisheries Management (fall)
  • SMS 321 Introduction to Fisheries Science (spring)
  • SMS 552 Ecological Approaches to Fisheries Management (spring)
  • SMS 562 Fisheries Population Dynamics (fall)

Aquatic science course (two courses, 300-level or higher), listed above or below — 6 credits

  • BIO 430 Ecology and Systematics of Aquatic Insects (fall, odd years)
  • BIO 447 Experimental Ecology (fall)
  • BIO 463 River Ecology (fall, even years)
  • BIO 468 Limnology (fall)
  • SMS 302 Oceanography (fall)
  • SMS 322 Biology of Marine Vertebrates (fall)
  • SMS 422 Biology of Fishes (fall)
  • WLE 423 Wetland Ecology & Conservation (fall, even years)

Effective May 29, 2012


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