Applied Fisheries, A.A.S.

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The Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) provides students with a broad educational and practical foundation in the fields of fisheries management and aquaculture. Students will be prepared for entry level employment in federal and state agencies, hatcheries, and the private sector. This program is offered via both distance and local course options. Successful graduates who work closely with academic advisors will have the option to continue on to Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences through UAS or UAF. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

The A.A.S. in Applied Fisheries requires a minimum of sixty credit hours and a GPA of 2.50. Of the 60 credits, students must complete 20 credits at the 200 level or above. Students must complete 6 credit hours of internship.

Minimum Credit Hours 60
General Education Requirements 17
Major Requirements 43
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills6
*Writing Across Contexts
*Writing and the Professions
Oral Communication Skills3
*Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1
*Small Group Communication and Team Building
Computational Skills4
Intermediate Algebra 2
*College Algebra for Calculus
Select one of the following: 4
*Biology and Society
*Natural History of Alaska
*Fundamentals of Biology I
*Fundamentals of Biology II
*Introduction to General Chemistry
*Earth and Environment
Major Requirements
CIS S105Computer Literacy3
FT S120Fisheries of Alaska3
FT S211Fisheries Management Techniques3
FT S212Fisheries Management Techniques Lab1
FT S122Alaska Salmon Culture I3
FT S222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FT S223Alaskan Aquaculture Lab1
FT S270Freshwater Ecology3
FT S272Fisheries Management, Law and Economics3
FT S274Fish Biology3
FT S291Fisheries Technology Internship6
OCN S101*Introduction to Oceanography3
Select 8 credits of the following:8
Small Business Management
Fish Pathology Lab
Basic Scuba Diving
Fisheries Policy Practicum (Fisheries Technology Practicum)
*Survey of Statistics
Advisor approved electives
Any of the science GERs not taken above
Total Credits60