This is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the ecology and
behavior of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting inland fresh waters such as
lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, estuaries, and wetlands.
Includes instruction in
geology and hydrology; aquatic ecosystems; microbiology; mycology; botany;
ichthyology; mammalogy; population biology and biodiversity; studies of specific
species, phyla, and habitats; and applications to fields such as natural
resources conservation, fisheries science, and biotechnology.