Our Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and interdisciplinary Marine Sciences programs provide hands-on learning in conservation and management of aquatic environments, aquatic animal health, sustainable fisheries, and aquaculture.
Although Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (FAS) is primarily a graduate program, undergraduate students are finding FAS a good place to jump-start their academic and professional career in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Shirley Baker with any questions about our programs.
Minor: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Our undergraduate courses are designed to provide students with the foundation necessary to build on, if they should decide to pursue a graduate degree. Courses include a basic introduction to fisheries science, fish biology, aquatic plant biology and management, aquaculture principles, as well as global issues.
Students applying for the minor must obtain written approval from their academic adviser and the undergraduate coordinator in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (FAS) program at least two semesters before graduation.
A minor is available in FAS and consists of a minimum of 15 semester credits with a grade of C or better. (A minimum of nine semester credits must be completed at UF.)
Students pursuing a minor must complete at least three FAS courses of three or more credits each at the 3000-level or higher. A maximum of 3 credits of FAS 4905 Problems in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences may be applied toward the 15 credit minimum for the minor, but may not be used to fulfill the nine credits of 3000-level or higher courses.
No courses in the minor may be taken under the S-U option. Courses cannot be applied to both the FAS minor and the student’s major program. Students applying for the minor must obtain written approval from their academic adviser and the undergraduate coordinator in FAS at least two semesters prior to graduation.
Interested in adding the FAS minor? Contact an advisor now.