Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
100% online You can complete all courses in this program 100% online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

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)

The curriculum for the fisheries management graduate certificate includes four main elements:

  • Fisheries biology: This course is required of all certificate students and introduces you to core concepts needed for fisheries biologists and managers.
  • Human dimensions: 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 management: 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.
  • Capstone project: 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.

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


Please send an email to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife graduate advising team.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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