Graduates of SAFS programs are well prepared for their future career choices. Because they graduate with a broad disciplinary knowledge and possess key skills in analytical processing, critical thinking, and professional communication, our graduates have a high placement rate in a range of occupations. In addition, BS students often use their intensive Capstone senior projects as launching pads to get a job or apply for graduate school.

An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the UW can open the door to diverse fields, including resource management and conservation, education, and aquatic science research and consulting. Our graduate students work closely with faculty in their labs and have the opportunity to build a professional network based on interactions with faculty, colleagues, peers, and other professionals, in the field, at conferences, and through internships.

Our graduates work in academia, government agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

SAFS faculty and peers are excellent resources to find opportunities to build your career. Don’t hesitate to reach out, and remember, your advisers are a great source of guidance as well.

Explore specific career pathways at the UW Career Center.

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