Fisheries, through UAF
The undergraduate programs in fisheries offers students broad education and training, preparing graduates to work as professionals in fisheries management, research, conservation, education, policy, harvest and marketing organizations. The programs also provide a solid foundation for graduate study for students contemplating careers in advanced research and management, administration or teaching.
The B.S. degree in fisheries science provides students with the knowledge base, skill sets and hands-on experience to obtain positions within state, federal and non-governmental fisheries and natural resources conservation and management agencies in Alaska and throughout North America. Graduates with this degree will be particularly qualified to work for traditional state, provincial, federal, Alaska Native, and Native American agencies in the areas of marine and freshwater fisheries biology and management and fisheries social science. The B.A. degree in fisheries provides students with the knowledge base, skill sets, and hands-on experience to obtain positions within the fishing and seafood processing industries in Alaska and throughout North America. Graduates with this degree will be qualified to work for traditional fisheries governmental agencies in the areas of business administration, policy development, fisheries education and outreach, or as social scientists.
The undergraduate fisheries program is administered through the UAF Fairbanks campus. Students have the option of completing their program in Fairbanks or Juneau, with many fisheries courses offered via e-Learning for students in other outlying areas. The undergraduate fisheries program is designed as a 2+2 program in which students may complete their first two years at UAF, UAS or UAA (or other local UA campus) and their last two years in either Fairbanks or Juneau as a UAF student. Students who are interested in the 2+2 option must contact the UAF fisheries program.
Fisheries majors are encouraged to reinforce their fisheries qualifications by earning a minor in a program related to fisheries. Some examples are biology, business management, chemistry, economics, mathematics, natural resources management (animal science), northern studies, statistics or wildlife.
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Refer to the UAF Academic Catalog for a complete listing of the degree requirements.