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.
|or NATR 153
|Select one of the following:
|Aquaculture Practicum I
or NATR 257
|Aquaculture Practicum III
|Research in Aquatic Science I
|Fish Ecology and Management
|or NATR 254
|Fish Health Management
|Select two of the following:
|Fundamentals Geospatial System
|Environment Law Policy Justice
|Field Sampling Design & Techniques
|Surface & Groundwater Mgt.
|Tropical Ecology II