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Fisheries Biology: Marine Fisheries option

College or University: Humboldt State University

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: Humboldt State University offers a very strong program in natural resources and biological sciences, with special strengths in marine-related areas including marine fisheries, oceanography and marine biology.

Website: Click here for program website

Tuition (2007):In State: $4,000, Out of State: $14,000

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 70

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Fisheries technician positions, typically with state or federal agencies or with consulting or aquaculture/mariculture firms.

Program Photos:

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    Dr. Tim Mulligan (left) and fisheries students pulling up a bottom trawl on board HSU's 90' research vessel, the R/V Coral Sea.

Program of Study:

Description of Facilities: On-campus facilities include a modern Wildlife and Fisheries building with specialized fisheries laboratories, including those for pathology and genetics, and a fish museum; a large boat storage building housing small boats, including an electrofishing boat; a 90' ocean-going instructional research vessel docked in Eureka, CA, 15 minutes south of campus; and a marine laboratory 15 minutes north of campus

Program Point of Contact: Dave Hankin


Department: Fisheries Biology

Institution address: Humboldt State University
                             Arcata,CA 95521-829

Phone: 707-826-3951


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