Our program in aquatic biology and fisheries has prepared our alumni to work in management and research positions for governmental and private organizations. Below are some examples of where your aquatic science degree might take you.

  • National Biological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct research, managing resources, and studying fish culture.
  • State fisheries, wildlife, and natural resources departments perform tasks in the areas of fisheries management, fisheries research, fish culture, water management, and information and education.
  • State health departments work to control, monitor, and evaluate water pollution.
  • Municipal divisions oversee water pollution control and monitor wastewater and drinking water treatment.
  • Industries conduct water pollution research, control, and abatement, and bioassay and toxicology studies.
  • Private consulting firms perform biological research and analysis, chemical research and analysis, and environmental studies as well as engineering.
  • Private fisheries firms work with fish hatcheries, aquaculture, and hydroponics.

Your future employers may require professional certification through the American Fisheries Society.