Prepare for employment or advanced study with your B.S. degree in marine biology from APU
The bachelor of science degree in marine biology from Alaska Pacific University emphasizes coursework in physical and natural sciences.
Your degree prepares you for competitive jobs where quantitative skills are key. Your B.S. degree positions you to pursue advanced study in marine biology or related disciplines like fisheries, oceanography, environmental science, ecology, physiology, and behavior ecology, to name just a few.
After earning your B.S. from Alaska Pacific University, you could follow recent graduates who’ve gone on to professions as varied as our students themselves. For instance, our graduates hold titles of environmental scientist; marine biologist; environmental planner; aquarist; scientific diver; and SCUBA instructor.
APU grads are working as technicians in fisheries and geographic information systems, and as observers of marine mammals and fisheries. Our graduates pursue opportunities in resource management, environmental assessment, mariculture, and underwater videography throughout Alaska and the world.
Marine biology majors at APU complete 68 credit hours in core courses and 16 hours of marine biology electives. Majors complete 32 credit hours of general university requirements in addition to required courses, electives within the major and the capstone senior project.
Special topics courses and directed studies may be taken with your adviser’s approval. A minimum of 128 credit hours is needed for graduation.