About the Fisheries Conservation & Management Emphasis

This degree emphasis prepares you for a career in which you’ll focus on the biology of fish and aquatic species and their interrelationships with each other, with humans, and with the physical and biological environment that makes up their habitat.

Your job could include operating and managing a fish hatchery, designing and conducting research, improving habitats, computer modeling, pollution monitoring and testing, enforcing laws, and other activities designed to maintain environmental quality. You may work for federal agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, and Forest Service; or for state game and fish departments or departments of natural resources.

Request information about the natural resources major with a fisheries conservation and management emphasis. 

Fisheries Conservation & Management Courses

You’ll work with your advisor to create a course plan that includes required core and elective classes. Fisheries conservation and management course options include:

  • Aquatic Plants and the Environment
  • Wildland Water Quality
  • Stream Ecology
  • Fishery Management
  • Aquaculture
  • Ichthyology
  • Aquatic Entomology
  • Herpetology

Courses required to complete a bachelor of natural resources with a fisheries conservation and management emphasis at the University of Arizona are subject to change, so remember to meet with your adviser regularly to review your course plan.

Checklist and 4-year plan for students with Tier General Education Requirements Fall 2021 and before

Checklist and 4-year plan for students with General Education Requirements Spring 2022 and after


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