Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
B.A., B.S. Degree
Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits
The undergraduate programs in fisheries offer students broad education and training, in the fields of fish and fisheries biology and ecology, marine biology and oceanography. In addition to rigorous scientific coursework, students work with professionals from local, state, federal, tribal, university and private organizations during a required internship or research project.
The B.S. degree in fisheries and ocean sciences prepares graduates to work as professionals in fisheries and ocean management, research, conservation, education, policy, and industry organizations. Typically, fisheries and ocean sciences graduates obtain employment with state, federal, provincial, Alaska Native, Native American, university and nongovernmental organizations in Alaska and throughout North America. The program also provides a solid foundation for graduate study for students contemplating careers in advanced research, management, administration and teaching.
The B.A. degree in fisheries prepares graduates to work as professionals in fishing and seafood processing, marketing and business industries, community and tribal development organizations, subsistence research and management, social sciences and other human dimensions of fisheries in Alaska and throughout North America. Typically, fisheries graduates with this degree obtain employment with fisheries governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in the areas of fisheries business administration, policy, education, social science, rural development and extension. The program also provides a solid foundation for graduate study for students contemplating careers in advanced research, management, administration and teaching.
The undergraduate fisheries program is administered through the Fairbanks campus. Students have the option of completing their program in Fairbanks, Anchorage or Juneau, with many fisheries courses offered via distance education for students in outlying areas.