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Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette , IN. Fisheries And Wildlife Science
The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program prepares students for professional careers in fisheries research and management, information and education, and interdisciplinary investigations of environmental problems. Emphasis is on fresh water systems. Students can specialize in areas such as aquaculture, aquatic ecology, fisheries, fish physiology and nutrition, and lake and stream management. Graduates meet certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society. This Department of Forestry and Natural Resources curriculum has common core requirements with the forestry, natural resources, and wildlife curricula, which emphasize sustainable management of natural resource systems - focusing on forests, watersheds, and associated flora and fauna to meet the needs of society.Wildlife students are introduced to wildlife research, management, and education and are able to apply biological, ecological, economic, and social knowledge to wildlife management issues. Students can specialize in areas such as biology of captive animals, communications, community and population ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary biology, game management, habitat management, human dimensions, quantitative analysis, and wildlife physiology and nutrition. This degree meets the educational standards required by The Wildlife Society to become a certified wildlife biologist.