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
$528 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.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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 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.


Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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