Aquarium Science, B.S.

Created in conjunction with Oregon Coast Community College, this program combines core biology, business and general education classes taken at WOU with aquarium science classes taken at OCCC in Newport. Graduates will be prepared for careers as aquarists, aquatic biologists and keepers at businesses such as public zoos and aquariums, fish hatcheries, marine education centers, and state and federal natural resource agencies. Plus, you get to scuba dive

credits required for the Aquarium Science major

years of study at WOU

year of study at OCCC

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Maintain, analyze, diagnose and repair aquarium life support systems and their components.
  • Maintain healthy animals through proper set-up, monitoring and accepted animal husbandry practices.
  • Work within a group to conceptualize, plan, construct and manage environments that promote the health of fishes and invertebrates.

Career opportunities

  • Ornamental fish retailer
  • Aquaculture technician
  • Fish and game officer
  • Aquarist/keeper
  • Research scientist

Faculty

MICHAEL BALTZLEY

Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost
503-838-8832 | baltzlem@wou.edu | DFSC 114

PAUL DISNEY

Adjunct Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8546 | disneyp@wou.edu | WEST 208

MARK ELTON

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8359 | eltonm@wou.edu | WEST 107

KAREN HABERMAN

Professor, Biology
503-838-8478 | habermk@wou.edu | NS 001

GARETH HOPKINS

Assistant Professor, Biology
503-838-9395 | hopkinsg@wou.edu | NS 021B

KEVEN MALKEWITZ

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8718 | malkewik@wou.edu | WEST 203

JEFFREY MYERS

Professor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8365 | myersj@wou.edu | NS 213A

RAJEEB POUDEL

Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
poudelr@wou.edu

JENNIFER YANG

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8799 | yangj@wou.edu | WEST 102

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Phone: 503-838-8832

Email: baltzlem@wou.edu