Explore Career Opportunities in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
The fisheries and aquatic science degree prepares you for employment with:
- consulting firms
- state, tribal, and federal resource management agencies
where you will be involved with:
- manipulating fishery resources through regulating human use
- managing aquatic habitat
A master’s degree will greatly increase your employment potential and job responsibilities in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Look for the blue
dots on our alumni map
to see where our fisheries and water resource graduates are today.
Get Involved on Campus
Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether it is joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.
- Join the student chapter of the Fisheries Society, the Society of American Foresters, or any of our other 200+ student organizations housed within Campus Activities and Student Engagement.
Our Center for Watershed Science and Education, Fisheries Analysis Center, Aquatic Biomonitoring Laboratory, and Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit provide opportunities for you to work side-by-side with faculty and staff conducting scientific research and performing laboratory analysis.
- Present your research findings at professional meetings, conferences, and our annual Jim and Katie Krause CNR Student Research Symposium.
- Read the CNR Reporter, a weekly newsletter, for information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times and other important happenings on and around campus.
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
Prepare for your career with additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.
Summer internships and jobs are another great way to build your resume. We make them easy to find through our partnership with Handshake.
Meet your Fisheries and Water Resource Professors
Our fisheries and water resource faculty members bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point. Meet your professors.