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Hands-On, Field-Oriented Program   Learn More »

Spectacular Natural Setting

Modern Facilities   Learn More »

Connecting classroom theory and field experiences

Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit   Learn More »


  • Humboldt State University offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate (MS) programs in Fisheries Biology and we hope that our web pages will provide you with a good idea of what our programs offer. Here are just a few of the many reasons to consider HSU for your Fisheries Biology education.

  • Hands-On, Field-Oriented Program

    Few, if any, academic programs provide such a strong interplay between classroom theory and field laboratory practice.   Learn More »

  • Outstanding Instruction

    Faculty at HSU are dedicated to instruction of undergraduates. Members of the Fisheries Biology faculty have received numerous awards for excellence of instruction.   Learn More »

  • Spectacular Natural Setting

    The Pacific Ocean, Humboldt Bay, coastal lagoons, major coastal rivers, commercial fishing fleets, commercial aquaculture, and spectacular redwood forests are all just minutes away.

  • Modern Facilities

    The Wildlife and Fisheries Building provides up-to-date facilities, including dedicated laboratory spaces for studies of age and growth, genetics, pathology, and wet labs for ecological studies. On-campus fish hatchery, a marine laboratory, a fish collection, and a 90' ocean-going vessel are integral features of our instructional program.   Learn More »

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