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Aquatic Systems

Aquatic biology as a discipline is as diverse as aquatic systems themselves. This discipline includes the study of lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands and organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, invertebrates, insects, fish, aquatic plants and more. Aquatic biology also includes the study of the abiotic such as nutrients, light, and pollution and how these in turn affect the system in question. By choosing a more general Aquatic Biology emphasis, you can tailor your program to best suit your interests.

students looking at freshly caught river samples

With an emphasis in Aquatic Biology, your classes (beyond the requirements) can range from aquatic plants to fisheries management to freshwater invertebrates to wetland ecology. This diverse emphasis will help you become a well rounded aquatic ecologist knowledgeable in a variety of disciplines.