Our students enjoy learning in an environment where new ideas and discoveries are a constant source of inspiration; they are excited to engage with peers and faculty and are proactive about seizing opportunities, building their expertise, and sharing their knowledge.

SAFS student Susan Harris
SAFS student Susan Harris

“I love my major not only because it sticks out on my transcript, but because it has provided me with an expansive amount of knowledge over a series of concepts from aquatic biology, ecology, and environmental management.”

– Susan Harris, SAFS major


Our faculty are well connected to an expansive and notable network of professionals and leaders in related fields. Our students benefit from these collaborations and have access to many potential employers who actively share job opportunities and seek talented graduates from our School.

SAFS Student Susie Dobkins
SAFS Student Susie Dobkins

“The amount of job opportunities I get forwarded to my inbox is nuts—Aquatic and Fishery Science is a growing field and organizations like NOAA and US Fish and Wildlife are constantly looking for people to fill open roles. “

— Susie Dobkins, SAFS major


Our students have many opportunities to apply their learning in beautiful outdoor locales, advanced biotechnological labs and aquatic culture facilities. We encourage all students to find the experiences they seek to achieve their career goals.

SAFS student Nirupam Nigam
SAFS student Nirupam Nigam

“SAFS has given me the opportunity to spend one quarter on San Juan Island studying local marine life, spend another quarter in Alaska learning about salmon ecology, and work in a lab at NOAA. Most important, SAFS has provided me with a community and a tight-knit group of friends, one that I don’t think I could have found anywhere else.”

—Nirupam Nigam, SAFS major

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