Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Marine Sciences

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A Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Marine Sciences provides a rigorous scientific program of study for students interested in the fields of fish and fisheries biology and ecology, marine biology and oceanography. The major is designed to provide broad background knowledge about quantification and physical, biological and ecosystem sciences. Flexibility in course selection allows students to plan their program while considering their specific interests, goals, and future plans.

While pursuing a B.S. in Fisheries and Marine Sciences, students will:

  • Choose between two concentrations:
    • Fisheries Science
    • Marine Sciences (classes in Marine Biology and Oceanography)
  • Complete 120 credits of coursework from a variety of disciplines, with a focus on fish and fisheries biology, ecology, marine biology and oceanography
  • Participate in the Experiential Learning Program
  • Most courses available via distance delivery
  • Study in Fairbanks, Juneau or Anchorage
  • Receive individualized advising and mentorship from experienced faculty advisors

Completion of a B.S. in Fisheries and Marine Sciences prepares students for:

  • Freshwater and marine research, conservation and management careers at local, state, federal, tribal and nongovernmental organizations in Alaska and throughout North America
  • Private sector employment, including environmental consultants, fishing and aquaculture companies, and seafood processors
  • Graduate studies in a variety of programs, such as Fisheries, Marine Biology and Oceanography

For more information, please contact Andy Seitz at or 907-474-5254.