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
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample four-year degree plan
- 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.
- Ornamental fish retailer
- Aquaculture technician
- Fish and game officer
- Research scientist