The undergraduate programs in fisheries at UAF will provide students with a broad education. Graduates will be prepared to work as fisheries professionals in management, research, conservation, education, policy, harvest, and marketing organizations. Additionally, the program provides a solid foundation for graduate study.

General Interest Area:

Fisheries, Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Policy, Business, Economics, Anthropology, Rural Development, Outdoors.

High School Background:

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics through Trigonometry or Calculus, English, Speech

Plan of Study:

Example courses:

FISH 101: Introduction to Fisheries

FISH 288: Marine and Freshwater Fishes of Alaska

FISH 261: Fish Utilization

FISH 487: Fisheries Management

FISH 490: Fisheries Internship

How to get Involved:

Contact the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences for information on the UAF student chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), or for information on internships, volunteer, or student job opportunities.

Career and Graduate Possibilites:

Commercial, Sport, & Subsistence Fisheries Management, Aquaculture and Genetics, Conservation, Outreach and Education, Law Enforcement, Environmental Consulting, Field and Laboratory Research, Fisheries Policy, Seafood Industry Leader, Business Administration, Social Science, Community Development, and more!

Related Websites:

UAF Fisheries Catalog Description
UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Rasmuson Fisheries Expansion

The American Fisheries Society
Fisheries degree worksheet (unofficial)

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