- Study wild river systems in Idaho's designated wilderness areas.
- Research fish genetics and feeding at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station.
- Work in one of the three on-campus fish labs raising and feeding fish and participating in ground breaking research.
- Increase your knowledge of conservation/ecological issues facing other parts of the world. Spend a semester in countries such as Ecuador or New Zealand.
- Make a difference and gain valuable real world experience through activities offered by the American Fisheries Society.
Approved work experience is required for this degree. Below are some links that may help you find that experience.
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Your Fishery Resources degree has a number of course electives that will expand your knowledge and meet your goals.
Your degree may also be enhanced with a minor in aquaculture or one of our other programs. Many of our classes cross over and help you build minor credits.
For detailed information, please visit the catalog description for this degree and its options.
BIOL 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
BIOL 116 Organisms and Environments (4 cr)
BIOL 213 Principles of Biological Structure and Function (4 cr)
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I (4 cr)
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr)
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr)
FISH 102 The Fish and Wildlife Professions (1 cr)
FOR 235 Society and Natural Resources (3 cr)
MATH 160 Survey of Calculus (4 cr)
NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)
STAT 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)
CHEM 275 Carbon Compounds (3 cr)
CHEM 277 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr)
FOR 221 Ecology (3 cr)
REM 221 Ecology (3 cr)
GEOL 101 Physical Geology (3 cr)
SOIL 205 The Soil Ecosystem (3 cr)
SOIL 206 The Soil Ecosystem Lab (1 cr)
PHYS 100 Fundamentals of Physics (3 cr)
PHYS 111 General Physics I (3 cr)
BIOL 481 Ichthyology (4 cr)
CSS 383 Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics (3 cr)
FISH 314 Fish Ecology (3 cr)
FISH 315 Fish Ecology Lab (1 cr)
FISH 316 Principles of Population Dynamics (2 cr)
FISH 415 Limnology (4 cr)
FISH 418 Fisheries Management (4 cr)
FISH 495 (s) Seminar (1 cr)
FOR 375 Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management (3 cr)
MMBB 250 General Microbiology (3 cr)
WLF 448 Fish and Wildlife Population Ecology (4 cr)
AVS 271 Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr)
BIOL 423 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (3 cr)
ENGL 313 Business Writing (3 cr)
ENGL 317 Technical Writing (3 cr)
FISH 422 Concepts in Aquaculture (3 cr)
FISH 424 Fish Health Management (4 cr)BIOL 310 Genetics (4 cr)
GENE 314 General Genetics (3 cr)
Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.
Enforce wildlife laws and regulations and help protect fish and their ecosystems from human harm. Work in the field to maintain the health and wellbeing of our natural resources.
Work, often in teams, to develop and implement fish habitat management programs, advise resource professionals and improve fish habitat. Monitor aquatic habitat, educate others on the biology and ecology of fish and help others understand the science behind good stewardship of our waterways and fish habitat.
Fisheries research technician
Assist with field investigation and research by collecting and recording data. You will be integral to the daily gathering of scientific information and part of active research in the field.
Do fieldwork, collect and analyze data and make a meaningful contribution to marine life of all shapes and sizes. From large, exciting exotics like dolphins and sharks, to smaller and more common shrimp and trout, you can study the relationships and interaction of marine life for a wide range of employers.
Organize and implement fish-stocking programs around the world. As a manager you may enforce regulations on harvesting, maintain fish stock in ponds, and help provide healthy fish stock to our rivers and streams.
Maintain the geographic information system databases used by scientists and technologists for research. Combine your knowledge of fish and fish ecosystems with a technical background to provide useful data for scientific discovery.
Oversee fisheries research and lead research plan development, funding submissions and cooperative agreements as the coordinator of research activities. Be involved in project planning from the beginning and help insure the accuracy and thoroughness of the research process.
Assist wildlife biologists and conservation scientists gather data and complete research. This hands-on position will put you in the field working alongside others to better understand fish, habitat and ecosystems.