education requirements

BA/BS to PhD

expected salary range

$51K to $102K

training area

Jobs: STATEWIDE

Ever wonder why fish do what fish do?

Studies fish, their habitats and behavior. Work is generally hands-on and performed in the fish’s natural environment, so lots of time spent on boats or in remote, aquatic locations. Also known as how other people spend their vacations. Requiring an appropriate college degree, a fishery biologist also plans, develops, directs, conducts and evaluates fisheries management/research projects. (And you thought being a scientist meant working in a laboratory.)

Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, biology, biological or natural sciences required

Links to Job and Other Cool Info:

Here’s where you get it:

Course/Program Provider/Location Degree Delivery Length
UAF BA Fisheries Statewide where there is a rural campus BA in person and distance (vcon) 4 yrs
UAF BS Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Statewide where there is a rural campus BS in person and distance (vcon) 4 yrs
UAF-UAS Joint BS Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Juneau BS in person 4-5 yrs
UAF MS Fisheries Fairbanks/Juneau CFOS and Statewide where there is a rural campus MS in person and distance (vcon) 2-4 yrs
UAF PhD Fisheries Fairbanks/Juneau CFOS and Statewide where there is a rural campus PhD in person and distance (vcon) 4-5 yrs
UAS BA/BS Biology Juneau BA/BS in person 4-5 yrs
UAS BS Marine Biology Juneau BS in person 4-5 yrs
UAA BS Natural Sciences Anchorage BS in person 4-5 yrs
UAA BA/BS Biological Sciences Anchorage BA/BS in person 4-5 yrs
UAA PhD Biological Sciences Anchorage PhD in person 2-4 yrs
UAF MS/PhD Biological Sciences Fairbanks BA/BS in person 4-5 yrs
UAF BA/BS Biological Sciences Fairbanks BA/BS in person 4-5 yrs