AQUATIC SCIENCE & AQUACULTURE MINOR
The aquatic science and aquaculture minor is for students in a bachelors degree program who also want to gain an understanding of aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries biology, limnology and aquatic biology. This minor is intended to equip students with the fundamental scientific principles needed to develop solutions for the pressures placed on our aquatic resources and the production of a sustainable food source through aquaculture. You will explore diverse subjects through practical, hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art aquaculture complex and a wide assortment of laboratory and field settings.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this minor students will be able to:
Describe the state of the aquaculture and aquatic science profession and potential career opportunities.
Utilize the developed expertise in concepts, theories, and emerging methodologies to succeed in tackling real- world issues in aquaculture and aquatic science.
Conduct himself/herself in a manner consistent with an embodied sense of environmental stewardship.
Utilize oral and computer communication skills necessary to interact in the profession.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge and competency in taxonomy and natural history of aquatic flora and fauna of the northeast.
Demonstrate hands-on experience in aquatic sampling inventory and measurement techniques.
Become an independent, self-motivated professional with the ability to recognize problems in their field of aquaculture and aquatic science and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
NATR 150 - Aquaculture
NATR 153 - Marine Biology
NATR 156/257 - Aquaculture Practicum I or II
NATR 288 - Research in Aquaculture I
NATR 152 - Fish Reproduction
NATR 252 - Fish Ecology & Management
NATR 254 - Fish Health Management
Select two of the three below:
ENRM 303 - Riparian & Wetland Management
ENRM 312 - Aquatic Sampling & Design
ENRM 345 - Surface & Ground Water Management