Aquatic Biology Concentration


aquatic biology laboratory

 Aquatic Biology programming targets polytechnic and applied aspects of sustainable management and conservation of aquatic populations, communities and ecosystems to prepare students for professional government and private sector careers. Programming focuses on career opportunities in the emerging field of conservation genetics (use of genetic tools and principles of conservation biology to manage aquatic ecosystems), aquatic ecosystem management and rehabilitation (lakes, reservoirs, flowing waters and watersheds), and fisheries biology and management. 

Courses are designed to train students for careers in protecting, managing, and rehabilitating water resources and include Ichthyology, Aquatic Ecology and Management, and Wetland Ecology, as well as opportunities to minor in chemistry and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an internship experience, and capstone training in which students work on client-based issues in environmental science.