Bachelor of Science in Fisheries

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A Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Science provides a rigorous scientific program of study for students interested in research, conservation and management of fishes and their freshwater and marine environments.  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 BS in Fisheries Science, students will:

Completion of a BS in Fisheries Science prepares students for:

  • Freshwater and marine fisheries research, conservation and management careers at local, state, federal, tribal, and non-governmental 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 questions, please contact Undergraduate Program Chair Trent Sutton at 907-474-7285 or

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