Fisheries and Water Resources (BS)

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Date Posted: Feb. 13, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Fisheries and Water Resources discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point helps students turn their passions for the outdoors, science and technology into careers. This program is designed for students who are interested in ensuring fish, aquatic habitats and our water resources systems remain healthy for the benefit of all.

As a Fisheries and Water Resources students will study and learn to manage:

  • fish, other aquatic wildlife and the habitats and people who influence them;
  • streams, lakes, groundwater, and their watersheds; and
  • water quality for aquatic ecosystems and humans.

The major options in the Fisheries and Water Resources disciplines are: the fisheries and aquatic sciences option, which includes the survey and management of fisheries resources; the hydrology option, which addresses the movement of water and the roles land plays in controlling water quantity and quality; and * the water resources option, which develops an individualized program in the physical, chemical or biological aspects of water resources management.

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