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Aquatic Sciences: Fisheries Concentration, BS

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About the Program

The Fisheries concentration will provide students with applied training relevant to fisheries science and management fields. It will build on what was previously offered in the FAQS curriculum by offering new courses focused on Fish Population Dynamics and Practical Fisheries Management. The Fisheries concentration is developed such that when a student completes the major/concentration she/he would have completed all coursework necessary to qualify as a Certified Fisheries Professional through the American Fisheries Society (

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (65-66 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (50-51 credits)

Electives (3-5 credits)

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Additional Requirements

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University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements

14-15 Credits

16-18 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

6 Credits

12 Credits

13 Credits

Fall 4th Year

12 Credits

14 Credits


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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