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Fisheries Biologist's Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  Relevant high school classes- biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, algebra, geometry, speech, English
  College- Friends University, four-year degree (Bachelor of Science) plus three years at Kansas State University for his Masters.
  High School- Worked on the family farm
  College- Worked construction and was a research assistant in graduate school
  High School- Participated in basketball and Cub Scouts


Recommended Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  High School - Refer to the chart below
  College- Four year degree in biology with an optional Master's in Fisheries Biology
  High School- Volunteer at your local conservation agency, fisheries program or parks and recreation program. Become a Hutton Junior Fisheries Biologist.
  College- Work summers at your local conservation agency, fisheries program, or parks and recreation program. Explore the possibility of becoming a research assistant at a college or university.
  High School- Participate in extracurricular activities such as speech, debate, music and sports. Also join organizations such as 4-H, The Boy Scouts or any local organizations that recreate in the outdoors.
  College- Participate as a member of the American Fisheries Society.
 Education - High School
Math Algebra Algebra Geometry
Applied Math
English English English English
Applied Communications
Applied Communications
Science Physical Science Biology, Chemistry, Principles of Technology
Applied Biology/Chemistry, Advanced Biology, or Physics
Social Studies/Humanities As required
(Geography, History)
As required
(Geography, History)
As required
(Geography, History)
Government and Economics
Physical Education/Health As required As required As required As required
Technical Classes Business Computer Applications, Keyboarding, Agri-Science Technology, Introduction to Agricultural Education, Agribusiness, Advanced Agriculture Ecology Horticulture, Aviation/Aerospace Science, Cooperative Education, Entrepreneurship
Source: Choices CT, 2001 Bridges.com, Inc.


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