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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University


The Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources (BS) program helps students to think critically about environmental issues, and become ecologically literate citizens with the training to be successful in careers with natural resources focus. The Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Fisheries and Marine Resources:

    Written Communication
    Fisheries
    Biology
    Oceanography
    Political Economy
    Oral Communication
    Business and Economics
    Society and Culture
    Natural Resources Economics
    Fisheries Utilization
    Marine & Freshwater Fishes
    Social Science Elective
    Human Resources Management
    Rural Development in Global Perspective
    Marketing
    Political Anthropology
    Organizational Theory and Management
    Modern World History
    Environmental Law

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)


Research Project in Fisheries and Marine Resources:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources

Professional Associations

  • American Fisheries Society (AFS)
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Association for Professional Observers (APO)
  • The Association of Sea Fisheries Committees (ASFC)

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