The fisheries and aquatic ecology option provides understanding of ecological processes
important to aquatic ecosystems.
Why fisheries and aquatic ecology?
You'll research and learn the techniques and methodology in fisheries science, including
sampling design, habitat measurements, sampling gears and abundance estimation, age
and growth analysis, recreational surveys, data analysis and report writing.
The professional positions our graduates pursue upon graduation are as varied as the
natural resources they wish to protect and enhance. Potential jobs include:
$1.8MILLION IN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
awarded by the Ferguson College of Agriculture and its departments annually
Senior capstone course
In your senior capstone course, you will tackle a real resource management problem
for a land or resource agency, working with a professional or private landowner. This
will prepare you for your first professional assignment.
You can become an active member of one of the many student organizations in the department.
Participation in these organizations gives you the chance to attend state, regional
or national meetings to gain valuable advantages through networking, student competitions
and interacting with various career-related activities.
Depending on your course of study, an internship or professional summer job experience
may be required. This will provide you with real-world experiences, enhance your education
and may lead to permanent employment following graduation.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management offers two study abroad
courses, one to the Galapagos Islands and the other to the Andes Highlands of Peru.