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Aquaculture

 

 

 

Other/Related Variations

·       Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures

 

Degree Type/Duration

Specific degree programs may be rare within the United States

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree very rare in the United States (Varies)

 

Overview

Aquaculture provides students with the skill set and ability to produce both freshwater and saltwater fish. Students will often study fish selection, reproduction, genetics, and nutrition of fish. They may also learn the principles of running a business.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physiology, Ecology, Nutrition, Animal Science, Microbiology, Fisheries Management, Aquatic Animal Medicine

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

·       Aquaculture Hatchery Manager

·       Aquaculturist

·       Fisheries Technician

·       Saltwater Husbandry Technician

·       Water Treatment Technician

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

 

·       Internship or work experience related to aquaculture

·       Study abroad

·       Tour a fish farm