This major is administered by the Fisheries and Water Resources Discipline.
The fisheries and water resources bachelor of science degree prepares you for a career or graduate study in fishery science or management, aquatic biology, hydrology, hydrogeology (groundwater), laboratory analysis of water and environmental samples, aquatic toxicology, and the assessment and management of water resources. You must select one of three options: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences ; Hydrology; or Water Resources .
The hydrology option prepares you for a career or graduate study in hydrology water resources management, land conservation, and environmental engineering. Hydrology 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of the Fisheries and Water Resources: Hydrology Option, you will be able to:
- Describe the hydrologic cycle using statistical and deterministic methods common to water resources.
- Develop quantitative, statistical, and analytical skills integral to water resources.
- Characterize watersheds and human impacts using spatial analysis and current water resource software packages.
Consists of a minimum of 92 credits.
Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.