Curriculum: Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management – Online

This is an 18-credit graduate certificate program, at the completion of which students receive graduate-level university credits and a certificate. The flexibility of the Ecampus online fisheries management program allows students to mix and match courses to best fit their career goals.

Program requirements (18 credits total)

  • Capstone project (3 credits): The capstone project is a synthesis paper or outreach project that is developed with a mentor from campus, a natural resource agency, or your place of employment.
  • Human dimensions (a minimum of 6 credits): course topics include environmental resource economics, fisheries and wildlife law, bargaining and negotiations processes, ecological policy, environmental politics, ocean law, rights-based fisheries management, environmental sociology, mediation and arbitration, and society and natural resources.
  • Fisheries science and ecology (a minimum of 6 credits): course topics include natural history of whales and whaling, aquaculture, ecological restoration, ecotoxicology, aquatic biological invasions, stream ecology, fishery biology, limnology, ecology and management of marine fishes.
  • Plus, additional courses within the program as needed to complete the 18-credit requirement. Other courses may be substituted upon approval of the Certificate Director.  

For more information about the program requirements and individual courses in the program, please visit the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife certificate information page. 

If you are currently admitted student within this program and need to locate a course or register for a class, please visit the online schedule of classes


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