Marine Science

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
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Though the marine science minor is available to students in all degree programs, fisheries students will particularly benefit from the breadth this minor offers. The program will also appeal to students from other disciplines (e.g., political science, earth sciences, biology and wildlife, environmental science, resource management, and education) in which possible career paths may require and/or benefit from training in marine science (policy-making, resource management, education, the seafood industry, etc.).

Students who complete the minor in marine science will possess a knowledge base and skill set that will make them more competitive for a wide variety of agency and organization positions, particularly within the state of Alaska. The education and training will be applicable to jobs within government management agencies such as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as Alaska Native organizations, non-profit conservation organizations, the seafood industry, or in other policy development, fisheries, education, or outreach capacities.

  1. Complete the following:
    MSL F211--Introduction to Marine Science I--3 credits
    MSL F212--Introduction to Marine Science II--3 credits
    MSL F213L--Marine Science Laboratory--1 credit
  2. Complete 6 credits from the following:
    MSL F317--Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology--3 credits
    MSL F330--The Dynamic Alaskan Coastline--3 credits
    MSL F403--Estuaries Oceanography--2 credits
    MSL F412--Early Life Histories of Marine Invertebrates--3 credits
    MSL F431--Polar Marine Science--3 credits
    MSL F449 - Biological Oceanography--3 credits
    MSL F463--Chemical Coastal Processes--3 credits
  3. Complete 2 additional credits from the following:
    Marine Science and Limnology
    MSL F220--Scientific Diving--2 credits
    MSL F317--Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology--3 credits
    MSL F330--The Dynamic Alaskan Coastline--3 credits
    MSL F403--Estuaries Oceanography--2 credits
    MSL F412--Early Life Histories of Marine Invertebrates--3 credits
    MSL F421--Field Course in Subtidal Studies--2 credits
    MSL F431--Polar Marine Science--3 credits
    MSL F449--Biological Oceanography--3 credits
    MSL F450--Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course--4 credits
    MSL F456--Kelp Forest Ecology--4 credits
    MSL F463--Chemical Coastal Processes--3 credits
    MSL F497--Marine Field Experience (Independent Study) 1 ---2 credits

    Fisheries

    FISH F288/BIOL F288--Fish and Fisheries of Alaska--3 credits
    FISH F301--Biology of Fishes--3 credits
    FISH F425--Fish Ecology--3 credits
    FISH F440--Oceanography for Fisheries--3 credits
    Biology and Wildlife
    BIOL F305--Invertebrate Zoology--5 credits
    BIOL F473--Limnology--4 credits

    Economics

    ECON F235--Introduction to Natural Resource Economics--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--15 credits

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