Fishery Resources (B.S.) Degree Program
Employers respect the strong, science-based fisheries curriculum at the University of Idaho. The proof lies in a 100 percent employment rate of our undergraduates and graduates who complete a degree in fisheries resources.
As a fisheries professional, you may:
- Work in a fish hatchery
- Follow salmon up rivers
- Set nets in high mountain lakes
- Talk to anglers to find out what they are catching
- Conduct genetic analysis or take samples to check for water pollution
At the College of Natural Resources, you will receive a firm foundation in the basic biological, ecology and social sciences. Later, you will develop skills in more applied courses such as fish ecology and management, population dynamics, and conservation biology. Our close proximity to rivers and reservoirs makes it possible for students to go on field trips to study fish behavior. Practical experiences include setting up transects and fish seins, conducting radio tracking, gill netting and collecting biological data, among other activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to find degree-related summer jobs through our employment services. Most of our students spend one or more summers working for a natural resources agency.
Moscow, Idaho, is the ideal base camp for anyone who loves nature and adventure. We are just minutes away from world-class fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. This is such a beautiful place; it's both relaxing and fun. Spend your college years and career exploring the outdoors, the mountains, fields, rivers and lakes. There's no better place to prepare for a career studying and preserving the great outdoors than the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources.