Fisheries and Marine Sciences
Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your fisheries and marine sciences degree from a close-knit, hands-on program accredited by the American Fisheries Society.
Collaborate with accomplished faculty and fellow students on undergraduate research. Study in one of the richest aquatic regions in the world. Get real experience in labs and through a guaranteed internship.
Prepare to graduate qualified, experienced and ready to pursue your career: many UAF graduates 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 and Marine Sciences?
Fisheries and marine sciences is the study and management of the biology, ecology and oceanography of the nation’s living marine resources and their habitat.
If you have a deep connection to the environment, are independently driven and have a passion for conservation, a career in fisheries and marine sciences is a wise choice for you.
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Why Study Fisheries and Marine Sciences at UAF?
UAF’s fisheries and marine sciences degree program provides you the opportunity to study in one of the richest aquatic regions in the world. Fisheries and marine sciences majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks gain extensive professional experience through funded research and a guaranteed internship. Our low student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll work closely with professors who will become mentors and references for future employers.
Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in fisheries and marine sciences at UAF.
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What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Marine Sciences?
A fisheries and marine sciences degree prepares you for graduate school and opportunities in freshwater and marine research, private sector employment, and conservation and management careers in local, state, federal, tribal and nongovernmental organizations in Alaska and throughout North America. Our fisheries and marine sciences graduates find careers 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 and Marine Sciences Degree
The fisheries and marine sciences bachelor’s degree provides broad knowledge about quantification and physical, biological and ecosystem sciences for students interested in fisheries biology, ecology, marine biology and oceanography. Our program offers four paths in fisheries, marine biology, oceanography or no-concentration.
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