Fish Health: Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in Fish Health prepares students for assessment of aquatic animal health in areas of bacterial, viral and parasitic disease. The degree requirements cover content in fish ecology, physiology and hatchery culture, including diseases caused by environmental stress (e.g. gas bubble disease or issues with low dissolved oxygen), as well as those caused by nutritional and mineral deficiencies. In addition, the program includes background in the microbial, viral and parasitic vectors of disease as well as the ecology of disease transmission. The program satisfies the academic requirements for American Fisheries Society (AFS) Fish Pathologists. The program is an excellent preparation for veterinary school* and other careers in the health professions. Our graduates are currently employed as medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians, clinical laboratory scientists, biological researchers, consultants and teachers. Many careers in biology require education beyond the baccalaureate degree and LSSU’s biology program has a proven record of excellent preparation.
*Most veterinary colleges will also require one year of physics.
Fish Health Major (77 credits)
- BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
- BIOL132 General Biology: Organisms 4
- BIOL199 Freshman Seminar 1
- BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
- BIOL220 Genetics 4
- BIOL250 Quantitative Biology 3
- BIOL280 Biometrics 3
- BIOL299 Sophomore Seminar 1
- BIOL310 Ichthyology 3
- BIOL330 Animal Physiology 4
- BIOL333 Fish Ecology 3
- BIOL335 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
- BIOL337 General Ecology 3
- BIOL345 Limnology 3
- BIOL372 Freshwater Fish Cultrue 3
- BIOL399 Junior Seminar 1
- BIOL422 Parasitology 3
- BIOL423 Immunology 4
- BIOL425 Virology 3
- BIOL426 Ecology of Animal Disease 3
- BIOL433 Histology 3
- BIOL434 Histopathology 1
- BIOL480 Advanced Clinical Microbiology 4
- BIOL495 Senior Project 2
- BIOL499 Senior Seminar 1
- HLTH209 Pharmacology 3
- INTD399 Internship in 2
- INTD399 Internship in 2
Chemistry Minor (21 credits)
- CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
- CHEM116 General Chemistry II 4
- CHEM225 Organic Chemistry I 4
- CHEM226 Organic Chemistry II 4
- CHEM451 Biochemistry 4
Support Courses (7 credits)
General Education (25 credits)
TOTAL CREDITS: 129
Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.
One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.
Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.
These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.