Fisheries & Water Resources with concentration in Fisheries
College or University: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Type of degree: B.S.
Brief overview of program: The fisheries option prepares you for employment in consulting firms or state, tribal or federal resource management agencies where you would be involved in manipulating fishery resources through regulating human use, managing aquatic habitat, and stocking. With a BS degree in fisheries you will likely begin your professional employment as a limited term employee. An MS degree will greatly increase employment potential and job responsibilities in fisheries. If you complete the requirements for the fisheries option with a grade of C or better in all required courses, you will have completed the minimum course requirements for certification by the American Fisheries Society as a Certified Fisheries Professional. For more information about certification see http://www.fisheries.org/html/Certification/shtml.
Watershed Management Option
The watershed management option prepares you for a career or graduate study in land conservation, water resources management, and hydrology. Watershed management graduates frequently gain employment with environmental consulting firms and state, federal, tribal, and local resource management agencies and are involved in land planning, resource protection, and civil works.
Water Resources Option
In the water resources option you develop a flexible program of courses with your adviser to prepare you for one or more career paths. You can emphasize the physical, chemical or biological aspects of water resource management or combinations thereof. The breadth of electives allows you to complete a minor in such areas as chemistry, soil science, geographic information systems and spatial analysis, or land use planning that will enhance and focus your career opportunities. Graduates are normally employed by environmental consulting firms, or by county, state, tribal or federal resource management agencies that are involved in protecting and managing the quality and quantity of water resources.
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Program Point of Contact: Stan Szczytko