This option is designed for both students interested in the research and management of fish, other freshwater and marine organisms, and the ecosystems that sustain them, as well as controlled production of organisms in aquatic systems. Careers are available in state and federal resource agencies; fisheries management companies; nongovernmental conservation organizations; environmental consulting firms; and private consultation. In addition, careers may be available in supporting areas such as quality control, supply, marketing, distribution, finance, consultation as well as domestic and foreign resource development. Emphasis areas in this option include:
Aquaculture Emphasis. The Aquaculture emphasis is for students interested in the controlled production of organisms in aquatic systems. Courses in this option are structured to provide the scientific and technological basis of fish culture. This option meets requirements of the American Fisheries Society for certification as an Associate Fisheries Professional.
Fisheries Ecology Emphasis. This emphasis is for students interested in research and management of fish, other freshwater and marine organisms, and the ecosystems that sustain them. This emphasis meets American Fisheries Society requirements for certification as an Associate Fisheries Professional.
Professor: Dr. Del Gatlin
Office: 216 E Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecological Sciences Building Laboratory Building
Phone: (979) 847-9334
|WFSC 311 Ichthyology||(2-3)||3|
|WFSC 414 Limnology||(3-3)||4|
|WFSC 417 Biology of Fishes||(3-3)||4|
|Human Dimension Elective 2||3|
|Directed Electives 3||28|
- A total of 125 semester hours will be required for a B.S. degree
- Select from WFSC 303 (Wildlife and Fisheries Laws and Administration), RENR 420 (Natural Resource Law), RENR 470 (Environmental Impact Assessment), FRSC 302 (Fundamentals of Environmental Decision Making), MGMT 363 (The Management Process), PHIL 483 (Professional Ethics), POLS 356 (Politics, Law & Policy), or SOCI 328 (Environmental Sociology).
- Directed electives to be chosen in areas of fisheries, aquaculture and related topics.
Aquaculture Emphasis: See Advisor for list of approved courses for the Aquaculture Emphasis.
Fisheries Management Emphasis: See Advisor for list of approved courses for the Fisheries Management Emphasis