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Fisheries & Aquaculture

B.S. NREM: Area of Concentration

NUMBER OF HOURS: 128

The Natural Resource Ecology and Management area of concentration in Fisheries and Aquaculture focuses on the ecology and management of aquatic resources in freshwater and marine ecosystems, as well as the cultivation of economically important species under controlled conditions. With numerous opportunities to gain research experience, students are well prepared to pursue graduate studies or careers in aquatic resource management in private industry, agencies, consulting firms, and aquatic resource advocacy groups. Course work follows guidelines for professional certification by the American Fisheries Society upon graduation. Many students in this area of concentration will pursue advanced degrees prior to employment.

BASIC SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATION

  • Complete English 1001 and one General Education Analytical Reasoning course within the first 30 hours of study.
  • Maintain a cumulative and LSU GPA of 2.0.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major field.
  • Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one more elective in place of AGRI 1001.

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

Theis curriculum shows how one may complete the curriculum in 4 years. CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS must be met by the indicated semester to be considered making minimal progress in their degree program.


***RNR classes listed below are linked to the Course Description page, and will give more specifics about each class.

NOTE:
This page is offered as an aid for planning a course of study. The LSU General Catalog contains the official requirements for graduation. See the requirements for your program and catalog year for the specifics of the progress through your program. This page is updated for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Curriculum

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

Year 1
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
AGRI 1001 (F) - Intro to Ag.
1
1st semester students only
ENGL 1001 (F,S) - English Comp.
3
 
MATH 1021(F,S) - College Algebra
3
 
BIOL 1201 (F,S) - Bio. I for Science Majors
3
ACT of 23 or higher or CHEM 1201
BIOL 1208 (F,S) - Bio. Lab I for Science Majors
1
Credit or enrollment in BIOL 1201
RNR 1010 (F,S) - Intro to NREM, or
RNR 1071 (F,S) - HNRS
4
 
CHEM 1201 (F,S) - Gen Chem. I
3
MATH 1022, 1023, 1431, 1550, 1551,
or placement credit
MATH 1431 (F,S) - Business Calculus, or
3
MATH 1021 or MATH 1022
MATH 1550 (F,S) - Analytic Geometry and Calculus
5
 
BIOL 1202 (F,S) - Bio II for Science Majors
3
BIOL 1201
BIOL 1209 (F,S) - Bio Lab II
1
BIOL 1201, BIOL 1208
Gen. Ed.- Arts
3
 
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
3
 

Year 2
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 2039 (F,S) - Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources Policy, or
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209,
and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 2071 (F,S) - HONORS
4
 
CHEM 1202 (F,S) - Gen. Chem. II
3
CHEM 1201 or 1421
RNR 2101 (F,S) - Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources, or
3
BIOL 1202, 1209, 60 earned credits
RNR 2070 (F,S) - HONORS
4
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209,
and RNR 1010 or 1071
RNR 2102 (F,S) - Measurements and GIS
3
"C" or better in BIOL 1202, 1209,
and RNR 1010 or 1071
ENGL 2000 (F,S) - English Composition
3
ENGL 1001 or placement credit, 39 earned credits
CMST 2060 (F,S) - Public Speaking
3
 
SOCL 2001 (F,S) - Introduction to Sociology, or
POLI 2051 (F,S) - American Government
3
 
Gen. Ed.- Humanities
3
 
Area of Concentration Course
4
 
Free Elective
5
 

Year 3
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 4020 (S) - Wetland Plants, or
4
BIOL 1202, 1209, 60 earned credits
BIOL 4020 (S) - Wetland Plants, or
4
BIOL 1202, 1209
BIOL 4041 (S) - Plant Taxonomy
4
BIOL 1202, 1209
ECON 2030 (F,S) - Economic Principles, or
POLI 1001 (F,S) - Issues of Politics, or
POLI 2053 (F,S) - Comparative Politics, or
POLI 2053 (F,S) - Comparative Politics, or
POLI 2057 (F,S) - International Politics
3
 
EXST 2201 (F,S) - Introduction to Statistics
4
MATH 1021 or equivalent
RNR 2031 (F,S) - Principles of Wildlife Mgmt, or
3
RNR 2101 or 2070
RNR 2072 (F,S) - HONORS, or
3
RNR 2071
RNR 3105 (F) - Forest Biology
2
RNR 2101, 60 earned hours
RNR 4025 (S) - Limnology
3
BIOL 1201, BIOL 1208, CHEM 1201, CHEM 1202, CHEM 1212 or equivalent, 60 earned hours
Area of Concentration Course
16
 
Free Elective
1
 

Year 4
Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
RNR 4101 (F,S) - CAPSTONE: Natural Resources Management, Policy and Human Dimensions
4
Senior status, RNR 2039 or 2071, RNR 3004
Area of Concentration Course
16
 
Free Elective
11
 

Fisheries and Aquaculture Concentration Courses
Required Courses
Hours
Prerequisites
CHEM 2060 - Organic Chem. Survey, or
3
CHEM 1202 or 1422
CHEM 2261 - Organic Chem. I, or
3
CHEM 1202 or 1422
PHYS 2001 - General Physics
3
MATH 1022 or 1023 or 1550 or 1551
BIOL 2051- Gen. Microbiology
4
BIOL 1202, 1209, and CHEM 1202
RNR 2002 (S odd)- Intro to Fisheries and Aquaculture
3
 
RNR 4022 (S even)- Principles of Aquaculture
4
CHEM 1201, 1202, 2060 and BIOL 1201, 1202, 1208, 1209, 60 earned credits
RNR 4023 (S) - Marine Fisheries Resources
3
60 earned credits
RNR 4037 (S) - Biology of Fishes
3
RNR 4145 or consent of instructor, 60 earned credits
RNR 4040 (F) - Fisheries Management
3
60 earned credits
RNR 4061 (F, S) - Special Problems in Natural Resource Mgmt.
1 - 4
Contact Dr. Kaller to manually enroll - permission of instructor, 60 earned credits
RNR 4103 (S) - Conservation Genetics
3
BIOL 1201 and 1202, 60 earned credits
RNR 4106 (S odd)- Techniques in Limnology and Fisheries
2
permission of instructor, 60 earned credits
RNR 4107 (F) - Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
3
RNR 2039 or 2072, 6hrs social science gen. ed. Electives, 60 earned credits
RNR 4145 (F) - Ichthyology
4
BIOL 1202 and 1209, 60 earned credits

F = Fall semester, S = Spring semester

revised: 07-Feb-2019 7:05