Aquaculture Concentration

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The aquaculture concentration focuses on the controlled cultivation and harvest of aquatic plants and animals. Students will gain practical skills in the husbandry of aquatic organisms through applying knowledge gained from courses in biology, chemistry, business, and other disciplines. Skills learned will provide graduates a hands-on appreciation of the aquatic environment and aquaculture systems. Graduates will have the skills needed to set-up and operate their own facility, to work at a private or public hatchery and to pursue employment in a parallel field such as resource management, fisheries biology, marine, or environmental science.