Prepare for a career in fisheries research and management, lake and stream management, aquaculture, and interdisciplinary studies of environmental problems. Studies emphasize understanding ecosystems function, natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. You can choose a concentration in Marine and Freshwater Biology or in Fisheries. You are preparing for work in public organizations (state/federal fish and wildlife), not-for-profit organizations (Nature Conservancy), private consulting firms, or for graduate studies (MS, PhD, DVM). This degree meets the educational requirements for the American Fisheries Society’s Professional Certification.
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Careers in Aquatic Sciences
- Fisheries biologist
- Stream management
- Water quality specialist
- Graduate or professional school
Transfer to Aquatic Sciences
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
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