B.S., Fisheries and Marine Sciences

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 BIOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, NO ConCENTRATION

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 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 Ecology3
or MSL F320 Aquatic Ecology
FISH/MSL 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 F490Experiential Learning: Fisheries and Marine Sciences Internship1
MSL F211Introduction to Marine Science I3
MSL F212Introduction to Marine Science II3
MSL F303Data Analysis and Writing for Aquatic Sciences3
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
Concentrations
Complete one from the following concentrations:41
Fisheries Science
Marine Biology
Oceanography
No concentration

Concentrations

Fisheries Science

Complete the following:
FISH F261Introduction to Fisheries Utilization3
FISH F288Fish and Fisheries of Alaska3
FISH F315Freshwater Fisheries Techniques3
or FISH F414 Field Methods in Marine Ecology and Fisheries
FISH F411Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems3
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 13
or FISH F498
and FISH F499
Senior Thesis Proposal
and Fisheries Senior Thesis
Complete 4 credits of electives from chemistry, geology or physics.4
Complete 15 credits of electives from fisheries, biology, marine sciences and limnology or natural resource management (of which at least 9 credits must be upper-division). 15

MARINE Biology

Complete the following:
CHEM F314Analytical Instrumental Laboratory3
or CHEM F321 Organic Chemistry I
or CHEM F351 General Biochemistry: Metabolism
MSL F219Marine Mammals of the World2
MSL F220Scientific Diving2
or MSL F421 Nearshore Ecology Field Course
or MSL F450 Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course
or MSL F456 Kelp Forest Ecology
or MSL F457 Field Techniques in Ocean Acidification Research
MSL F482Human Impacts to the Marine Biosphere 23
or MSL F499 Senior Thesis
Complete three of the following courses
Ichthyology
Aquatic Invertebrate Zoology
Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology
Marine Bird Ecology and Conservation
Zooplankton Ecology
Phytoplankton and Marine Microbes
Ecology and Physiology of Marine Macroalgae
Complete an additional 22 credits from the following: 122
Ichthyology
Data Visualization in Fisheries
Scientific Diving
Aquatic Invertebrate Zoology
Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology
Marine Bird Ecology and Conservation
Early Life Histories of Marine Invertebrates
Physiology of Marine Organisms
Nearshore Ecology Field Course
Polar Marine Science
Biological Oceanography
Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course
Zooplankton Ecology
Phytoplankton and Marine Microbes
Kelp Forest Ecology
Field Techniques in Ocean Acidification Research
Ecology and Physiology of Marine Macroalgae
Seminar
Applied Multivariate Statistics

 OCEANOGRAPHY

Complete the following:
GEOG F111XEarth and Environment: Elements of Physical Geography4
or GEOS F120X Glaciers, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Past, Present and Future
MSL F315Marine Geological Drama and Undersea Catastrophes3
MSL F419Concepts in Physical Oceanography3
MSL F425Subarctic Oceanography Field Course3
MSL F449Biological Oceanography3
MSL F461Chemical Oceanography3
MSL F481The Oceans and Global Change 13
or MSL F499 Senior Thesis
Complete 7 credits from the following:7
Zooplankton Ecology
Phytoplankton and Marine Microbes
Computer Programming for Scientific Applications
Chemical Coastal Processes
Complete 12 credits of electives from marine sciences and limnology, fisheries, biology, geology, chemistry or physics (of which at least 9 credits must be upper-division). 12

  NO CONCENTRATION

Complete 38 credits of FISH and/or MSL courses (of which at least 24 credits must be upper-division)38
FISH F487Fisheries Management 13
or FISH F498
and FISH F499
Senior Thesis Proposal
and Fisheries Senior Thesis
or MSL F481 The Oceans and Global Change
or MSL F482 Human Impacts to the Marine Biosphere
or MSL F499 Senior Thesis