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Fisheries and Wildlife Management


College or University: Lake Superior State University

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: Fisheries and Wildlife Management programs place a strong emphasis on understanding the relationship between organisms and their habitats by blending a conceptual understanding of fish and wildlife ecology and population dynamics with practical skills obtained during laboratory and field exercises. Students graduating from this rigorous, applied curriculum can meet the qualifications of state and federal natural resource management agencies as technicians and biologists. These programs require completion of general education requirements and electives so that at least 125 credits are earned.

Website: Click here for program website

Tuition (2007):In State: 3588, Out of State: 7176

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 150

Where do most of the students go upon graduating or leaving the program?
Continue Education: 30% | Enter Workforce: 60% | Do not know: 10%

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Fisheries or wildlife technicians or biologists with state and federal agencies (e.g., California State Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Description of Facilities: Aquatic Research Laboratory located on the St. Marys River. Houses a fish hatchery along with typical lab, computing, and optics space. Equipment includes boats, fish sampling gear (backpack electrofishing units, fyke nets, gill nets, sonic telemetry, etc) and limnological equipment (Hydrolab minisondes, current velocity meters,plankton tows, ponar samplers, etc)

Program Faculty: Dr. Thomas Allan - ornithology and bird ecology Dr. Barbara Evans - fish physiology and genetics Dr. Ashley Moerke - aquatic ecology and restoration ecology Dr. John Roese - mammology and wildlife ecology Dr. Geoffrey Steinhart - fisheries ecology and animal behavior

Student Support: numerous financial aid options, including scholarships also a reduced tuition rate is offered for residents in states that participate in the Midwest Consortium Agreement (KS, MN, MO, NE, ND)


Program Point of Contact: Ashley Moerke

Email: amoerke@lssu.edu

Department: Biological Sciences

Institution address: 650 W. Easterday Ave
                             Sault Ste. Marie,MI 49783

Phone: 906-635-2153

 


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