Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your fisheries degree from a hands-on program accredited by the American Fisheries Society. UAF’s Bachelor of Arts in Fisheries is the only one of its kind in North America and one of the top undergraduate fisheries programs in the world.
Work side-by-side with accomplished faculty and fellow students on undergraduate research. Enjoy the opportunities provided by our location close to the Alaskan wilderness. Gain professional experience in labs and through a guaranteed internship.
You’ll graduate qualified, experienced and ready to pursue your career: many UAF alumni work for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Bureau of Land Management.
What Is Fisheries?
Fisheries is the study and management of the nation’s living marine resources and their habitat.
If you love the outdoors, are independently driven and have a passion for conservation, fisheries is the career path for you.
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Why Study Fisheries at UAF?
UAF’s Bachelor of Arts in Fisheries is the only program of its kind in North America and one of the top undergraduate programs in the world.
Fisheries majors receive real-world practice with a guaranteed internship, and many receive additional practical experience through funded research, fully preparing them for their careers. Our low student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll collaborate closely with professors who will become mentors and references for your future employer.
Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in fisheries at UAF.
What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries?
A fisheries degree prepares you for graduate school and career opportunities in the fishing industry, natural resource management agencies, environmental consultancy, teaching and research. Our fisheries majors pursue graduate degrees and find employment in Alaska and across the country, including with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Requirements for a Fisheries Degree
The fisheries bachelor’s degree provides broad knowledge for students interested in fisheries business, administration, policy and development. Our program offers two concentrations in either Fisheries Business and Social Science or Rural and Community Development.
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