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Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost For information about tuition fees visit the admissions website

Marine Biology

The Marine Biology concentration allows you to specialize in the biology and ecology of marine organisms and ecosystems. With the changes to ocean ecosystems from climate change and other human activity this is an emerging area critical to the future of ocean health, ecosystem services, and global food security.


The Fisheries concentration trains you to work in fisheries management, with an understanding of the science, regulatory framework and policy, and management in the industry. This concentration prepares you for jobs in all three sectors – science, agency management, and industry.

Aquarium and Husbandry Science

Have you always wanted to work in an aquarium and care for animals in captivity? Then Aquarium and Husbandry Science is your ticket in! Learn to design and maintain aquarium systems, care for captive fish and invertebrates, and understand animal behavior. Participate in APU’s Scientific Diving Program for an opportunity to dive into the tanks at the Alaska SeaLife Center!



Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

For  more information about application procedures visit

Step 1 Select a Program

Step 2 Review Important Dates

Step 3 Complete the Online Application

Step 4 Submit Additional Supporting Documents

Step 5 Wait for your Acceptance Decision

Step 6 Get in Touch with Our Admissions Counselors



Grant opportunities


1 – Complete Online Application

You will need to create an account to begin your online application. This new username and password is only for the application and will cease to be valid once you submit the completed application.

2 – Submit Additional Supporting Documents

  • Official** final high school transcript (must show date of graduation) or official GED score report
  • Official** transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Optional Documents: The submission of standardized test scores such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) is optional.

3 – Check Application Deadlines

  • Fall Application Deadline: May 1/August 1 (Final)*
  • Spring Application Deadline: November 1/December 1 (Final)
  • Summer Application Deadline: May 1

*Alaska Native Governance and Business Administration undergraduate majors may be accepted on a space-available basis. Contact APU’s Office of Admissions for details.

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography