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Students use a stream shocker during a field lab at UW-Stevens Point.

College of Natural Resources Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Degree

Major

MANAGE FRESHWATER FISH POPULATIONS

Build the skills to understand and manage freshwater fish populations by gaining knowledge of the relationships between aquatic ecosystems’ physical, chemical, and biological components with a degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences.

Why study Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at UW-Stevens Point?

As a Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences student you will study and learn to manage fish, other aquatic wildlife, and the habitats and people who influence them.
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Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resource alumni live and work worldwide! Check out our map if you are interested in exploring job or networking opportunities close to home. If you would like to add your information to our interactive alumni map, please fill out the form below.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Fisheries and aquatic science graduates work for state, tribal, and federal resource management agencies and consulting firms. Where they are involved with:

  • manipulating fishery resources through regulating human use
  • managing aquatic habitat
  • stocking

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! Join a student organization, work within one of our centers, or participate in research at 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.
  • 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

Our required summer field experience prepares you for your career with additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management. Choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus or our European Environmental Seminar to 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 FACULTY AND STAFF

The faculty members within the fisheries and water resources discipline bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Katherine Clancy

Katherine Clancy

  • Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-3429
Kyle Herrman

Kyle Herrman

  • Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-4832
Joshua Raabe

Joshua Raabe

  • Associate Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2689
Jered Studinski

Jered Studinski

  • Assistant Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2832
Justin Vandehey

Justin Vandehey

  • Associate Professor and Discipline Coordinator
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2090