B.S., Fisheries and Marine Sciences

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

Minimum Requirements for Fisheries and Marine Sciences Degree: 120 credits

Concentrations: Fisheries Science, Marine Sciences

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
Fundamentals of Biology I
Fundamentals of Biology II
Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
Essential Calculus with Applications
Calculus I
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Elementary Statistics
Fisheries and Marine Sciences Program Requirements
BIOL F260Principles of Genetics4
BIOL F371Principles of Ecology4
FISH F102Fact or Fishin': Case Studies in Fisheries and Marine Sciences1
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 and Marine Sciences Internship1
MSL F211Introduction to Marine Science I3
MSL F212Introduction to Marine Science II3
MSL F213LMarine Science Laboratory1
PHYS F123XCollege 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 resource management (of which at least 5 credits must be upper-division). 9
Complete 4 credits of electives from chemistry, geology or physics.4
Complete one from the following concentrations:23
Fisheries Science
Marine Sciences

Note: Fisheries and marine science majors are encouraged to reinforce their qualifications by earning a minor in a program related to fisheries and marine 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

Complete the following:
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 physics.4

MARINE Sciences

Complete the following:
MSL F481The Oceans and Global Change 13
or MSL F499 Senior Thesis
Complete 20 credits from the following:20
Scientific Diving
Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology
Early Life Histories of Marine Invertebrates
Concepts in Physical Oceanography
Nearshore Ecology Field Course
Polar Marine Science
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Chemical Coastal Processes
Additional electives to complete minimum credits required.