B.S., Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Concentrations: Fisheries Science, Ocean Sciences

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
BIOL F115XFundamentals of Biology I4
BIOL F116XFundamentals of Biology II4
ECON F201XPrinciples of Economics I: Microeconomics3
or ECON F235X Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
MATH F230XCalculus Essentials with Applications3-4
or MATH F251X Calculus I
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM F106XGeneral Chemistry II4
STAT F200XElementary Probability and Statistics3
Program Requirements
BIOL F260Principles of Genetics4
BIOL F371Principles of Ecology4
FISH F102Fact or Fishin': Case Studies in Fisheries1
FISH F103The Harvest of the Sea2
FISH F110Fish and Fisheries in a Changing World3
FISH F315Freshwater Fisheries Techniques3
or FISH F414 Field Methods in Marine Ecology and Fisheries
or MSL F450 Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course
or MSL F456 Kelp Forest Ecology
FISH F490Experiential Learning -- Fisheries Internship1
MSL F211Introduction to Marine Science I3
MSL F212Introduction to Marine Science II3
MSL F213LMarine Science Laboratory1
PHYS F103XCollege Physics I4
or PHYS F115X Physical Sciences
or PHYS F211X General Physics I
STAT F401Regression and Analysis of Variance4
or STAT F402 Scientific Sampling
or MATH F252X Calculus II
Complete 9 credits of electives* from fisheries, biology, marine sciences and limnology or natural rescource management (of which at least 5 credits must be upper-division). 9
Complete one from the following concentrations:23
Fisheries Science
Ocean Sciences
Total Credits90-91

Note: Fisheries and ocean science majors are encouraged to reinforce their fisheries qualifications by earning a minor in a program related to fisheries and ocean sciences. Some examples are biology, fisheries (ocean sciences concentration only), marine science (fisheries science concentration only), business management, chemistry, economics, mathematics, natural resources management (animal science), northern studies, statistics or wildlife.


Fisheries Science

FISH F261Introduction to Fisheries Utilization3
FISH F288Fish and Fisheries of Alaska3
FISH F411Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems 13
or GEOG F312 People, Places, and Environment: Principles of Human Geography
or SOC F440 Environmental Sociology
FISH F425Fish Ecology3
or FISH F426 Behavioral Ecology of Fishes
or FISH F428 Physiological Ecology of Fishes
or FISH F433 Pacific Salmon Life Histories
FISH F427Ichthyology4
FISH F487Fisheries Management 23
Complete 4 credits of electives from chemistry, geology or physics4
Total Credits23

Students who take GEOG F312 or SOC F440 should be aware that these two courses require additional prerequisites that are not part of the fisheries science concentration.


FISH F487 and MSL F499 will serve as the capstone course for fisheries science and ocean sciences concentrations, respectively.

Ocean Sciences

MSL F499Senior Thesis 13
Select 20 credits from the following:20
Marine Geological Drama and Undersea Catastrophes
The Oceans and Global Change
Scientific Diving
Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology
Estuaries Oceanography
Current Topics in Oceanographic Research
Early Life Histories of Marine Invertebrates
Concepts in Physical Oceanography
Field Course in Subtidal Studies
Polar Marine Science
Oceanography for Fisheries
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Chemical Coastal Processes
Introduction to Marine Macroalgae
Additional electives to complete minimum credits required.
Total Credits23

FISH F487 and MSL F499 will serve as the capstone course for fisheries science and ocean sciences concentrations, respectively.