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Views on Undergraduate Curriculum in Fisheries

Views on Undergraduate Curriculum in Fisheries

Recent reviews suggest that undergraduate curricula in fisheries programs will need to adapt to produce students with the knowledge, competencies, and skills needed to promote management, conservation, and sustainability of fisheries resources through the work of state, federal, provincial and tribal agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. Undergraduate curricula are constrained by a 120-credit hour limit, requiring careful consideration of curriculum components and their integration with graduate curricula. This symposium will bring together representatives from the public sector, private sector, tribes, NGOs, universities, and AFS to discuss critical knowledge, competencies, and skills that should be addressed in the fisheries undergraduate and graduate curricula and in continuing education for agency employees. We will include graduate students and early career professionals in the discussion.

Organizer: Melissa Wuellner, University of Nebraska at Kearney, [email protected]

Co-organizers: Marty Hamel, Joel Snodgrass, Selina Heppell, John Carroll

Supported by: AFS Education Section; National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs

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